Why am I not able to run a mysql server on my debian droplet?

  • Posted December 8, 2013

When it asks me to input a new root password for the main mysql user, it says that it can’t set a password because a password is already set or because it can “contact the mysql server” and then when it’s supposed to start the server, it prompts the following error:

Thank you in advance guys


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Do you, by chance, have any recent snapshots of your droplet? So you can simply spin up a new one (and destroy the damaged one)?

I’m not working on a fresh Debian install. My droplet’s main problem is that someone has been playing with permissions and that’s why it’s not working well, since some other applications give perms errors. <br> <br>I’ve already contacted DigitalOcean’s support but they told me that they can’t help me since they’re an unmannaged hosting service.

Are you working from a fresh install of Debian? Have you followed any tutorials up to this point? If so, which ones?

<br>invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action “start” failed. <br>dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.5 (–configure): <br> subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 <br>dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server: <br> mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however: <br> Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet. <br> <br>dpkg: error processing mysql-server (–configure): <br> dependency problems - leaving unconfigured <br>Errors were encountered while processing: <br> mysql-server-5.5 <br> mysql-server <br>E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) <br>

Have you tried? <br><pre>sudo apt-get -y install mysql-server</pre>

When I run “apt-get install mysql-server” and it fails to run the new mysql server, on the process it outputed the following error: <br> <br> <br>131208 17:34:18 InnoDB: Using Linux native AIO <br>/usr/sbin/mysqld: Can’t create/write to file ‘/tmp/ibxGZpzM’ (Errcode: 13) <br>131208 17:34:18 InnoDB: Error: unable to create temporary file; errno: 13 <br> <br> <br>We have been having permissions problems, which aren’t solved yet, on our debian droplet. <br>Even with this error, I tried to run “mysql_install_db” but it’s giving the same error.

Have you check out the MySQL sections of either: <br> <br>1.) <a href=“”>How To Install Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP (LEMP) Stack on Debian 7</a>; or <br> <br>2.) <a href=“”>How To Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack on Debian</a>?