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phpmyadmin configuration program doesn't start after abort (LEMP, Ubuntu 20.04)

As I was following on this tutorial https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-secure-phpmyadmin-with-nginx-on-an-ubuntu-18-04-server, halfway I entered a wrong option. That is why I aborted the installation proces, removed phpmyadmin with the commands below and tried to restart the installation.

sudo apt-get remove phpmyadmin sudo apt-get purge phpmyadmin sudo apt-get autoremove

Now, when I enter the following commands as to restart the installation proces, no program is started that takes me to the next step, which is:

*During the installation process, you will be prompted to choose the web server (either Apache or Lighthttp) to configure. Because we are using Nginx as web server, we shouldn’t make a choice here. Press tab and then OK to advance to the next step.

Next, you’ll be prompted whether to use dbconfig-common for configuring the application database. Select Yes. This will set up the internal database and administrative user for phpMyAdmin. You will be asked to define a new password for the phpmyadmin MySQL user. You can also leave it blank and let phpMyAdmin randomly create a password.*

Any advice on how I can restart the installation procedure? I am installing on Ubuntu 20.04


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@KFSys @alexdo , thank you for your help. I found a solution! When I start the tutorial again using the Digital Ocean Console and not the Terminal, the installation process starts :)

Hello, @katovonkatz

May I ask if this is a new droplet and you’re basically still in the early process of configuring the droplet?

If that is correct you can simply deploy a new droplet and quickly go through the article and the install process again, but with choosing the options you like this time.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Hi @katovonkatz,

*During the installation process, you will be prompted to choose the web server (either Apache or Lighthttp) to configure. Because we are using Nginx as web server, we shouldn’t make a choice here. Press tab and then OK to advance to the next step.

Does seem to be the beginning of the installation. Anyway, try and remove all the files from your /tmp. Maybe there is a temporary file that holds the initial information you put.