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Installing mySQL on Ubuntu 12.04
Posted by: Luís de Sousa
Date: June 07, 2012 07:12AM

Dear all,

I'd like to install mySQL server on a Ubuntu machine but so far had no luck. I get the following error installing from the repos:

$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server
[sudo] password for desousa:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
mysql-server mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 26 not upgraded.
Need to get 14.9 MB of archives.
After this operation, 52.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Get:1 precise/main mysql-server-core-5.5 amd64 5.5.22-0ubuntu1 [6,022 kB]
Get:2 precise/main mysql-server-5.5 amd64 5.5.22-0ubuntu1 [8,816 kB]
Get:3 precise/main mysql-server all 5.5.22-0ubuntu1 [11.8 kB]
Fetched 14.9 MB in 2s (4,960 kB/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package mysql-server-core-5.5.
(Reading database ... 412919 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mysql-server-core-5.5 (from .../mysql-server-core-5.5_5.5.22-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package mysql-server-5.5.
Unpacking mysql-server-5.5 (from .../mysql-server-5.5_5.5.22-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-server-5.5_5.5.22-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/mysql/plugin/', which is also in package libmysqlclient-dev 5.5.23-1~dotdeb.0
Selecting previously unselected package mysql-server.
Unpacking mysql-server (from .../mysql-server_5.5.22-0ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I have a tried series of possible fixes to no avail. This thread at the Ubuntu forum provides further details on what I've done so far:

If anyone has a clue on how to install mySQL server on Ubuntu please chime in.

Thank you.

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