Easy Engine install bombs on Ubuntu - Cannot start Percona

Easy Engine fails when installing Percona.

Setting up percona-server-server-5.6 (5.6.21-70.0-688.trusty) …

  • Stopping MySQL (Percona Server) mysqld [ OK ] 2014-11-11 06:52:35 0 [Warning] Using unique option prefix key_buffer instead of key_buffer_size is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Please use the full name instead. 2014-11-11 06:52:35 0 [Warning] TIMESTAMP with implicit DEFAULT value is deprecated. Please use --explicit_defaults_for_timestamp server option (see documentation for more details).

  • Percona Server is distributed with several useful UDF (User Defined Function) from Percona Toolkit.

  • Run the following commands to create these functions:

     mysql -e "CREATE FUNCTION fnv1a_64 RETURNS INTEGER SONAME 'libfnv1a_udf.so'"
     mysql -e "CREATE FUNCTION fnv_64 RETURNS INTEGER SONAME 'libfnv_udf.so'"
     mysql -e "CREATE FUNCTION murmur_hash RETURNS INTEGER SONAME 'libmurmur_udf.so'"
  • See http://www.percona.com/doc/percona-server/5.6/management/udf_percona_toolkit.html for more details

  • Starting MySQL (Percona Server) database server mysqld [fail] invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action “start” failed. dpkg: error processing package percona-server-server-5.6 (–configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Setting up percona-toolkit (2.2.11) … Setting up mysqltuner (1.2.0-1) … Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.3) … Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) … Errors were encountered while processing: percona-server-server-5.6 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [ Tue Nov 11 06:53:01 UTC 2014 ] Unable to install Percona MySQL, exit status = 100

OS: Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit I do not have MySQL installed.

Percona is installed but does not start. Both /var/log/mysql.err and /var/log/mysql.log are blank.

root@technich:~# /etc/init.d/mysql stop

  • Stopping MySQL (Percona Server) mysqld [ OK ] root@technich:~# /etc/init.d/mysql start
  • Starting MySQL (Percona Server) database server mysqld [fail]

User mysql exists and has the correct entry in /etc/passwd

root@technich:~# ps -ef |grep mysql root 40369 26832 0 07:14 pts/0 00:00:00 grep --color=auto mysql

How do we solve this?


EasyEngine is not yet suppport for Ubuntu 14.10 yet. The main reason behind this is Percona package is broken in Ubuntu 14.10,

Ref: https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-server/+bug/1391103

Percona yet not fixed this issue. As soon as they fix this issue, we will release EasyEngine for Ubuntu 14.10

Hi @Michael_David

Please checkout the latest EasyEngine. In new EasyEngine maria-db has replaced percona. Let us know if facing any issues with latest EasyEngine .

I am closing this support topic for now. Feel free to create a new support topic if you have any queries further. :slight_smile: