[Bug 668617] [NEW] mysql-server fails to configure and install under dpkg

Ben Stott 668617 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Oct 30 04:30:18 BST 2010

Public bug reported:

using both apt and aptitude under ubuntu Maverick 10.10 mysql-server-5.1
and mysql-server fail to install.

Below is the error generated by apt
Setting up mysql-server-5.1 (5.1.49-1ubuntu8) ...

Use of uninitialized value $_[1] in join or string at
/usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/Stack.pm line 111, <GEN0> line 7.

! 2010-10-30 14:21:34 [logger] Usage: logger [<logname>:]<progname>
<level> [<text>]

ATTENTION: An error has occured. More info is in the syslog!

! 2010-10-30 14:21:35 [logger] Usage: logger [<logname>:]<progname>
<level> [<text>]

Use of uninitialized value $val in substitution (s///) at
/usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Format/822.pm line 83, <GEN7> line 1.

Use of uninitialized value $val in concatenation (.) or string at
/usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Format/822.pm line 84, <GEN7> line 1.

dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.1 (--configure):

 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit
status 1

dpkg then can't config. mysql-server as this depends on mysql-server-5.1.
This was working under lucid, but the upgrage to maverick is what caused this package to break, on my machine.

"mysql-server:  Installed: 5.1.49-1ubuntu8" is the version of mysql-
server apt is trying to install.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: mysql-server 5.1.49-1ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.36-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: f414f1549254f8c2f7ef143b18dc3d98
CheckboxSystem: da9af3b901b5569a389df6337f3d812f
Date: Sat Oct 30 14:24:29 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: mysql-5.1

** Affects: mysql-5.1 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386 maverick

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