I have a Debian machine that I have previously installed MySQL on. In an attempt to delete it, I stupidly deleted the directories/files
/var/lib/mysql/. I then later did
sudo apt-get purge mysql-server mysql-server-5.0.
Now, when I try to install mysql-server, I get:
$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: mysql-server-5.0 The following NEW packages will be installed: mysql-server mysql-server-5.0 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0B/27.4MB of archives. After this operation, 86.6MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! mysql-server-5.0 mysql-server Authentication warning overridden. Preconfiguring packages ... Can't exec "/tmp/mysql-server-5.0.config.122781": Permission denied at /usr/share/perl/5.10/IPC/Open3.pm line 168. open2: exec of /tmp/mysql-server-5.0.config.122781 configure failed at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/ConfModule.pm line 59 mysql-server-5.0 failed to preconfigure, with exit status 255 Selecting previously deselected package mysql-server-5.0. (Reading database ... 158138 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking mysql-server-5.0 (from .../mysql-server-5.0_5.0.51a-24+lenny5_amd64.deb) ... Selecting previously deselected package mysql-server. Unpacking mysql-server (from .../mysql-server_5.0.51a-24+lenny5_all.deb) ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up mysql-server-5.0 (5.0.51a-24+lenny5) ... Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld. 110206 19:31:13 [ERROR] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Can't find file: './mysql/user.frm' (errno: 13) 110206 19:31:13 [ERROR] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Can't find file: './mysql/user.frm' (errno: 13) ERROR: 1017 Can't find file: './mysql/user.frm' (errno: 13) 110206 19:31:13 [ERROR] Aborting 110206 19:31:13 [Note] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Shutdown complete /etc/init.d/mysql: WARNING: /etc/mysql/my.cnf cannot be read. See README.Debian.gz (warning). Starting MySQL database server: mysqld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . failed! invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.0 (--configure): subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server: mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.0; however: Package mysql-server-5.0 is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing mysql-server (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: mysql-server-5.0 mysql-server E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I have tried to search for a solution via Google and have found lots of suggestions for this problem, but ultimately it seems like the problem is that by deleting the files manually, I messed up the
I have tried to do
sudo apt-get install --reinstall mysql-common
followed by installing
mysql-server, but it does the exact same thing.
I previously had MySQL working great, I just want to get it back to that state. Thanks so much for your help.