The mysql daemon has been failing to start and after an
apt-get purge and trying to reinstall the installation fails. Is there some way to diagnose the failure of the installation? The
fopen:Permission denied also occurs with other installations and I wonder what it signifies.
fopen: Permission denied Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.32-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) ... 130807 10:02:50 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled. 130807 10:02:50 InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled 130807 10:02:50 InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use GCC atomic builtins 130807 10:02:50 InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 220.127.116.11 130807 10:02:50 InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 128.0M 130807 10:02:50 InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool 130807 10:02:50 InnoDB: highest supported file format is Barracuda. 130807 10:02:50 InnoDB: Waiting for the background threads to start 130807 10:02:51 InnoDB: 5.5.32 started; log sequence number 1595675 130807 10:02:51 InnoDB: Starting shutdown... 130807 10:02:51 InnoDB: Shutdown completed; log sequence number 1595675 start: Job failed to start invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.5 (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server: mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however: Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing mysql-server (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because the error message indicates it's a follow-up error from a previous failure. Errors were encountered while processing: mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) r