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    apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    When I attempt to do the following:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    on my Ubuntu Server 10.04 installation, it hangs at the following line:

    Code:
    Preparing to replace mysql-server-5.1 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.1 (using .../mysql-server-5.1_5.1.41-3ubuntu12.3_i386.deb)
    I cannot even CTRL-C out of it! I end up having to kill my session and log in from a different terminal and the upgrade process is still running. I have rebooted it several times and when I go back and try again it tells me:

    Code:
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    Once I do that I am back at square one and it freezes up when I try to upgrade mysql.

    Thanks...

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    Re: apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    Bump ^. This is happening to me as well. Did you find a fix?

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    Re: apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    I'm getting the exact same thing. I've fiddled about all over the place but I can't get it to work. I've managed to uninstall it but on installing it it hangs in the same way.

    It looks like it's hanging whilst waiting to start/stop the mysql service - "ps aux | grep mysql" always shows either "stop mysql" or "start mysql". Killing those processes makes the upgrade/installation continue with an error. Note that I can start/stop the services manually just fine.

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    Re: apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    I am also facing this issue. I even tried to re-install the system and did the upgrade when the issue happened again.

    Please help to give out solution.
    Thanks.

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    Smile Re: apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    exactly!

    I encounter the same
    like u all experienced....

    got stuck at this line...

    Setting up mysql-client-core-5.1 (5.1.41-3ubuntu12.6) ...
    Setting up mysql-client-5.1 (5.1.41-3ubuntu12.6) ...
    Setting up mysql-server-core-5.1 (5.1.41-3ubuntu12.6) ...
    Setting up mysql-server-5.1 (5.1.41-3ubuntu12.6) ...
    Installing new version of config file /etc/init/mysql.conf ...

    and until now... already 10 minutes passed
    still stuck.
    still hang over there.

    I wonder, perhaps this is because the previous action I did
    was... removing the mysql-server via this unhealthy way...

    Code:
    root# : apt-get remove mysql-server
    ... Later I choose Yes.
    Code:
    root# : apt-get remove mysql-client
    ... Later I choose Yes.
    and Thus, it's done removed.
    but still the trash is still everywhere...
    rather than using

    Code:
    root# : apt-get remove --purge mysql-server
    OMG.
    then If I'm not mistaken,
    without realizing my mistakes previously,
    I continue to execute this command

    Code:
    root# : apt-get install mysql-server
    which is yes,,, getting stuck until now. Any Idea?

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    Re: apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    I have the same issue, I will post the answer if I fix mine.

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    Re: apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    I ran into the same problem.

    I just renamed /etc/init.d/mysql.conf to /etc/init.d/mysql.conf.bak
    and then reran apt-get upgrade and it worked

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    Re: apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    Quote Originally Posted by weller99 View Post
    I ran into the same problem.

    I just renamed /etc/init.d/mysql.conf to /etc/init.d/mysql.conf.bak
    and then reran apt-get upgrade and it worked
    Depending on whether or not upstart is implemented on your system the file may also be

    /etc/init/mysql.conf

    As weller99 pointed out, renaming this file to another name will allow the upgrade to run to completion.

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    Re: apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    I did a full purge, restart everything and then tried again.
    Code:
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
    ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
    Setting up mysql-server-core-5.1 (5.1.41-3ubuntu12.9) ...
    Setting up mysql-server-5.1 (5.1.41-3ubuntu12.9) ...
    I then ran this command with these results in another terminal and came back to the other terminal to find it had completed.
    Code:
    $ sudo start mysql
    mysql start/running
    Then I tried to stop and start it using upstart and otherwise
    Code:
    $ sudo stop mysql
    stop: Method "Get" with signature "ss" on interface "org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" doesn't exist
    
    $ sudo start mysql
    start: Unknown job: mysql
    
    $ sudo service mysql stop
    <insert msg about using upstart />
    
    $ sudo service mysql start
    <insert msg about using upstart />
    start: Unknown job: mysql
    If I try to run mysql I get error 2002. What's going on?

    Code:
    $ mysql
    ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)
    I noticed that after the reinstall, the /etc/init/mysql file wasn't replaced so I then dropped it back in place and things got weirder.
    Code:
    $ sudo mv /etc/init/mysql.conf.backup /etc/init/mysql.conf
    
    $ sudo start mysql 
    ^C //it froze and I forced it to quit
    
    $ sudo mv /etc/init/mysql.conf /etc/init/mysql.conf.backup
    
    $ sudo start mysql 
    mysql start/running
    
    $ sudo stop mysql
    stop: Method "Get" with signature "ss" on interface "org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" doesn't exist
    
    $ sudo start mysql 
    start: Unknown job: mysql
    So I understand that to mean, I can put the file back in place, fail, remove the file and it'll start. Then I can fail to stop it because something with dbus isn't around. Then the I try start again and it not only can't start but doesn't know mysql exists and all I've done since last time is try to stop it.


    Can someone explain what is going on?

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    Re: apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

    Same happened to me after my machine froze while mysql was installing. I finished the install after a hard-reset, but I hit the same issue.

    I tried apt-get purge 'ing all the packages starting with 'mysql' and reinstalling afresh, no success. I tried renaming the /etc/init/mysql.conf, still no success.

    The problem seemed to be that the root account was corrupter or something, but was not reset by a reinstall.

    In the end, I found where mysql keeps its users (including "root"): In a bunch of files in /var/lib/mysql. I apt-get purge 'd all mysql packages, deleted this folder (but you might want to rename it instead, just in case it contained something you'd miss: sudo mv /var/lib/mysql /var/lib/mysql-backup

    When I reinstalled mysql, it set me up a new fresh, pristine root account for mysql. Hurray.

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