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Error When Installing MySQL

I was following a guide on how to setup LAMP stack on Ubuntu. When I was installing the MySQL server I kept on getting this error: https://www.pastery.net/kkyfjh/


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Hello @c1ab4dbdb008-4f27-a33d-a4750f

I assume you’ve followed this tutorial

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-22-04

To install MySQL you can execute the following command

  1. sudo apt install mysql-server

Once completed you can run the secure installation script.

It seems like you’ve installed it but the service is unable to start. I’ll recommend you to check the error_log file and also check the journal for a more detailed error.

error_log is /var/log/mysql/error.log

And to check the journal you can execute

  1. journalctl -xeu mysql.service

Regards