[Bug 677231] [NEW] Can't purge mysql-server
677231 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Nov 18 22:17:50 GMT 2010
Public bug reported:
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10.
I'm simply trying to get back to the default install of mysql-server.
According to the man page
sudo aptitude purge mysql-server
Should remove the package and any associated data and config files.
However, after running the above command, I notice that /var/lib/mysql
and /etc/mysql are still there. They are not completely removed.
If have also tired
sudo aptitude install mysql-server
sudo dpkg-reconfigure mysql-server
but now, mysql server will not start.
I've spoken to several Ubuntu and MySQL chat channels on
irc.freenode.net. They all think it is something wrong with Ubuntu's
package and suggest that I contact the package maintainer.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: mysql-server 5.1.49-1ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic 184.108.40.206
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
Date: Thu Nov 18 15:11:34 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
** Affects: mysql-5.1 (Ubuntu)
** Tags: amd64 apport-bug maverick
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