View Full Version : [ubuntu] Checkinstall and mysql problem

December 8th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Hi Guys

I am trying to install mysql community server 5.1.30 on my ubuntu 8.10 from source. I am using the latest version of checkinstall to simplify my uninstall of the server. So the following is what I do:

./configure --prefix=/to/my/dir
sudo make
sudo checkinstall

The problem is with the checkinstall. Everything works fine up untill then. I get an "Installation failed. Aborting package creation". Does anyone know where I am going wrong?

December 11th, 2008, 11:53 PM

Can you give the section of checkinstall that fails? If it complains about files or directories that it cannot find there is a simple fix, run checkinstall as:

sudo checkinstall --fstrans=no

You can see a few more details about this bug here:


All the very best,