Postinsts barfing when mysqld not running

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Mon Aug 20 23:20:17 BST 2007

On Mon, Aug 20, 2007 at 06:03:09PM -0400, Barry deFreese wrote:
> If I am reading the postinst for simba correct it does that properly.  
> If it can't connect with the default credentials, it prompts for them. 
> (I think).  However, it assumes that SOME local database already exists 
> which obviously doesn't have to be the case.

It seems that the postinst script uses the dbcommon-config package to
handle the database configuration. If there are many packages that fail
with the same error, it may be worth to check if they all use the
dbcommon-config package. If so, it may be a problem in dbcommon-config.


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