subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 255

Uhhhh…that’s what I thought when I tried to patch my mysql package with security updates. I did a apt-get upgrade as usual and this was the full error I received: Setting up mysql-client (4.0.24-10sarge2) … Setting up mysql-server (4.0.24-10sarge2) … Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.dpkg: error processing mysql-server (–configure): subprocess post-installation script returned error exit … Read moresubprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 255