mariadb-server-10.3 upgrade doesn't complete configuration

Bug #1928373 reported by Fabio Marzocca
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mariadb-10.3 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have just performed a dist-upgrade on ubuntu 20.04.2 server and got stuck on mariadb-server-10.3

The apt process hung on this package and after 20 minutes waiting I have killed the process. After that, I checked mariadb and it was running with v. 10.3 but apt is still claiming for configuration:

dpkg --configure -a
Setting up mariadb-server-10.3 (1:10.3.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)

Hanging forever. But if I check installed packages, I get this:

dpkg -l | grep maria*
ii mariadb-client-10.3 1:10.3.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 MariaDB database client binaries
ii mariadb-client-core-10.3 1:10.3.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 MariaDB database core client binaries
ii mariadb-common 1:10.3.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 all MariaDB common metapackage
iU mariadb-server 1:10.3.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 all MariaDB database server (metapackage depending on the latest version)
iF mariadb-server-10.3 1:10.3.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 MariaDB database server binaries
ii mariadb-server-core-10.3 1:10.3.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 MariaDB database core server files

From now on, every time I need to update a package/system I going through this hanging problem:

    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mariadb-server:
 mariadb-server depends on mariadb-server-10.3 (>= 1:10.3.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.1); however:
  Package mariadb-server-10.3 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package mariadb-server (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

How to fix this?

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Faustin (fauust) wrote :

Hi Fabio!
Thanks for you report and your help making Ubuntu better.

To work on this I need more detailed information on how to reproduce the issue.

Can you please explain me from which Ubuntu release you are dist-upgrading (and to which release).

Ideally you could give me the command to try to reproduce this.


Changed in mariadb-10.3 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Fabio Marzocca (fmarzocca) wrote :


I was dist-upgrading in version 20.04.2, no version changes. Just a normal dist-upgrade as I do periodically.

I have fixed the issue completely removing mariadb* and reinstalling.

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Faustin (fauust) wrote :

Hi, I am glad that you could resolve your issue.

As said, on my side, there is nothing I can work on because the report does not provide much information to reproduce the problem.

This bug report will autoclose in 60 days if no more information is provided.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for mariadb-10.3 (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in mariadb-10.3 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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