[Bug 293567] [NEW] can't install mysql-server due to unmet dependencies

stianst stianst at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 11:50:21 GMT 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: mysql-server-5.0

Linux localhost 2.6.27-7-server #1 SMP Fri Oct 24 07:20:47 UTC 2008
x86_64 GNU/Linux

Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 8.10
Release:	8.10
Codename:	intrepid

Fails to install mysql-server-5.0 due to unmet dependencies, below is
output from apt-get:

qa at localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.0

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
  mysql-server-5.0: Depends: libdbi-perl but it is not going to be installed
                    Depends: mysql-client-5.0 (>= 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

** Affects: mysql-dfsg-5.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

can't install mysql-server due to unmet dependencies
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