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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 …

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VMWare Workstation Shared Folders between Windows and Ubuntu (debian) "Error Mounting"

While attempting to setup a shared folder through VMware Workstation 9.0.2 running on Windows 8 host, with a Linux Mint (Ubuntu/Debian) guest, and kept running into one problem after another.  I spent probably an hour or more just trying to figure out the problem and get it to work correctly, and finally was able to get something to work, here’s how…

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