package mysql-server-5.7 5.7.12-0ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Bug #1574654 reported by Rauno on 2016-04-25
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mysql-5.7 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                                                                                                          dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server:
 mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.7; however:
  Package mysql-server-5.7 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package mysql-server (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for systemd (229-4ubuntu4) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-19) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mysql-server-5.7
 mysql-server
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: mysql-server-5.7 5.7.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Apr 25 16:44:33 2016
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-08-18 (250 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
Logs.var.log.daemon.log:

MySQLConf.etc.mysql.conf.d.mysql.cnf: [mysql]
MySQLConf.etc.mysql.conf.d.mysqldump.cnf:
 [mysqldump]
 quick
 quote-names
 max_allowed_packet = 16M
MySQLConf.etc.mysql.mysql.conf.d.mysqld_safe_syslog.cnf:
 [mysqld_safe]
 syslog
MySQLVarLibDirListing: ['systeem3', 'performance_schema', 'gateway_coverages', 'np29156_enternum1', 'phpmyadmin', 'ibdata1', 'systeem2', 'debian-5.7.flag', 'ib_buffer_pool', 'cms', 'ib_logfile0', 'systeem1', 'auto.cnf', 'gateway', 'mysql', 'np29156_enternum2', 'np29156_enternum3', 'debian-5.6.flag', 'gateway_live', 'cms_atlas', 'ib_logfile1']
ProcCmdline: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-21-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=b7c7fd5f-5e59-490f-b278-194c0a8281f7 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1
 apt 1.2.10ubuntu1
SourcePackage: mysql-5.7
Title: package mysql-server-5.7 5.7.12-0ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-04-25 (0 days ago)
modified.conffile..etc.mysql.mysql.conf.d.mysqld.cnf: [modified]
mtime.conffile..etc.mysql.mysql.conf.d.mysqld.cnf: 2015-08-25T16:42:07.417815

Rauno (rmoisto) wrote :
Rauno (rmoisto) wrote :

Doesn't look like a duplicate, none of the workarounds mentioned there are working.

Rauno (rmoisto) wrote :

I've removed /etc/mysql completely now and this is what I get:

$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
mysql-server is already the newest version (5.7.12-0ubuntu1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up mysql-server-5.7 (5.7.12-0ubuntu1) ...
update-alternatives: error: alternative path /etc/mysql/mysql.cnf doesn't exist
dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.7 (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server:
 mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.7; however:
  Package mysql-server-5.7 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package mysql-server (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                                                                                                          Errors were encountered while processing:
 mysql-server-5.7
 mysql-server
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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