[debian-mysql] Bug#663000: Bug#663000: mysql-server: MySQL fails to start after 5.1.61 upgrade, incorrect permissions

Mafioso Productions mafprod at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 09:22:27 UTC 2012

I did experience the same issue Alex had this morning. apt-get update
failed at starting the MySQL server after updating the package. The
last 3 mysql-bin logs had root:root as owner and this prevented the
mysql server from starting. I tried resetting the permissions and the
run upt-get upgrade again, but this resulted in the same issue.

I have been able to succesfully run the update by runnign chmod -R
mysql: /var/lib/mysql from another console at the moment the upgrade
script tried to restart the mysql server. After that the server starts
without problems and apt-get reported a succesfull update.

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