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How to fix mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however: Package mysql-server 5.5 is not configured yet.

Recently while attempting to setup a new GitLab server on Ubuntu 14.04 using my iGitLab installer script, I ran into an issue when the script attempted to install MySQL (mysql-server) through APT.  The specific error was  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server: mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however: Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.

I tried removing MySQL and reinstalling, even attempted to configure through mysql-server-5.5, none of which worked, but luckily I did find a way to easily fix this …


How to fix Ubuntu/Debian apt-get 404 Not Found Package Repository Errors (Saucy, Raring, Quantal, Oneiric, Natty…)

If you’re using a normal version of Ubuntu such as Saucy, Raring, Quantal, Oneiric, Natty, Maverick, etc, you may have already (and will eventually) start getting “Failed to fetch 404 Not Found” errors when trying to run  apt-get update , or even sometimes running apt-get install , but fear not, it is easy to fix, and here’s how… (more…)

Perl CPAN DBD::mysql error “FAILED–Further testing stopped” after upgrading Watch MySQL (XSLoader.pm, libmysqlclient.so)

I recently ran into an issue with Perl connecting to MySQL after upgrading a plugin for cPanel/WHM called Watch MySQL. After going through the logs files I determined the error was with a missing dependency file XSLoader.pm and libmysqlclient.so. The problem actually ended up being that those files were not installed because the Perl CPAN upgrade for DBD::mysql failed. After some research it was actually very easy to fix … (more…)

How to remove Proxmox "No Valid Subscription" pop up message from Proxmox 3+

Recently with version 3.1+ of Proxmox, if you don’t have a license subscription, they made it where a message box pops up on screen that says “You do not have a valid subscription for this server. Please visit www.proxmox.com to get a list of available options.” … this is because in order to use the “Enterprise” repository you must pay for a subscription. The basics of it are they still provide a free repository, but those packages are not as heavily tested and verified as the enterprise repository. Either way when you, or one of your clients/customers, logs into Proxmox interface, it shows that annoying nag message box now. Luckily there is an easy way to remove it…