Postinsts barfing when mysqld not running

Barry deFreese bddebian at
Wed Sep 26 03:51:53 BST 2007

Mathias Gug wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Mathias
OK, I'm looking at these bugs again and looking at cacit and mtop, cacti 
uses dbconfig-common, mtop does not but fails with similar errors.

There are a handful of packages with these problems that I would still 
like to fix..

Any more ideas?


Barry deFreese (aka bddebian)

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