I have a package (MySQL actually) that is set as "Status: install ok half-configured" and everytime I try to install something, it tries to do something related to MySQL, which is causing it to shut down.

While this wouldn't usually be a problem, it's on a very important database server and MySQL just can't go down like that. I'm afraid to figure out what it's trying to do, it takes a *long* time.

Is there a way to figure out what it's trying to do BEFORE it actually does it? Is there a script that is set to run post-install that I can take a look at?