I am having problems with mysql 5.7 in ubuntu 16.04 when it comes to giving users privileges, so I want to re-install it again but when I type the command for removing mysql I get the following message
nato@nato-Compaq-Presario-CQ61-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: dbconfig-mysql : Depends: mysql-client but it is not going to be installed or mariadb-client but it is not going to be installed or virtual-mysql-client E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
I have also tried the following command but it has the same results
sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql* sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean