mysql installation error: dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.5 (--configure):
when I run
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient-dev
a password input screen comes up. Regardless I choose a password or not, I get following error.
start: Job failed to start invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing package 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 package 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-5.5 mysql-server E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I even tried
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
but it only broke postgresql and I had to purge it.
What is the problem and what should I do to install mysql?