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From:Adam smalin Date:February 11 2011 12:53pm
Subject:Messed up mysql-server, cant reinstall?!
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I accidentally drop the database mysql. I now cannot restore tables to the
database or do much of anything some details can be found here
http://serverfault.com/questions/234321/i-accidently-dropped-the-mysql-db/234340#234340

after a few unsuccessful uninstalled/reinstalls i wrote whereis mysql and rm
-rf every directory in that list. I ran `dpkg -P mysql-server`. `apt-get
install mysql-server` saw "Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.", ran
`/etc/init.d/mysql start` and got the error "Starting MySQL database server:
mysqld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . failed!".

I wrote whereis mysql again and got NO DIRECTORIES.

How do i properly reinstall this?
I cant even restore my backups because of this.

Yes i did all of this as root

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Messed up mysql-server, cant reinstall?!Adam smalin11 Feb
  • Re: Messed up mysql-server, cant reinstall?!AndrĂ©s Tello14 Feb