I am unable to install mysql-server on my ubuntu 9.10 server machine. When using apt-get install mysql-server the output is :
# apt-get install mysql-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done mysql-server is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 120 not upgraded. 2 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used. Setting up mysql-server-5.1 (5.1.37-1ubuntu5.4) ... * Stopping MySQL database server Mysqld [ OK ] * Starting MySQL database server mysqld [fail] invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.1 (--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-5.1; however: Package mysql-server-5.1 is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing mysql-server (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. Errors were encountered while processing: mysql-server-5.1 mysql-server E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I cant find a satisfactory solution to this problem anywhere. Many sites tell to reinstall it but its not working.
Any help will be appreciated.