package phpmyadmin 4:4.6.6-5 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Bug #1740900 reported by Larry Taylor on 2018-01-02
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
phpmyadmin (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Installation could not connect to mysql through socket.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: phpmyadmin 4:4.6.6-5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-21.24-generic 4.13.13
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jan 2 11:21:47 2018
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-13 (50 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20171018)
PackageArchitecture: all
Python3Details: /usr/bin/python3.6, Python 3.6.3, python3-minimal, 3.6.3-0ubuntu2
PythonDetails: /usr/bin/python2.7, Python 2.7.14, python-minimal, 2.7.14-2ubuntu1
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.24ubuntu1
 apt 1.5.1
SourcePackage: phpmyadmin
Title: package phpmyadmin 4:4.6.6-5 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Larry Taylor (lotaylor) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in phpmyadmin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul David Johnson (pauldjgh) wrote :

The problem is that phpmyadmin does not add mysql server packages when installing it without first having mysql server installed. I had assume that it would and the default configuration method assumes a localhost mysql server

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