Debian Bug report logs - #717713
phpmyadmin: setup is broken

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Package: phpmyadmin; Maintainer for phpmyadmin is Thijs Kinkhorst <>; Source for phpmyadmin is src:phpmyadmin.

Reported by: Norbert Preining <>

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:03:02 UTC

Severity: grave

Tags: sid

Found in version phpmyadmin/4:

Fixed in version phpmyadmin/4:

Done: Thijs Kinkhorst <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#717713; Package phpmyadmin. (Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:03:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Norbert Preining <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to, Thijs Kinkhorst <>. (Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Norbert Preining <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: phpmyadmin: setup is broken
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:58:04 +0900
Package: phpmyadmin
Version: 4:
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

Dear all,

it seems that something is going wrong during installation of phpmyadmin:
I cannot configure it:
Setting up phpmyadmin (4: ...
dbconfig-common: writing config to /etc/dbconfig-common/phpmyadmin.conf
Replacing config file /etc/phpmyadmin/config-db.php with new version
granting access to database phpmyadmin for phpmyadmin@localhost: already exists.
creating database phpmyadmin: already exists.
populating database via sql...  done.
dbconfig-common: flushing administrative password
apache2-maintscript-helper invoked from a modified environment. Please hint required arguments manually
dpkg: error processing phpmyadmin (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:

It sems that the 
	apache2-maintscript-helper invoked from a modified environment. Please hint required arguments manually
is the problem.

Anyway, even repeated dpkg --configure -a does not work



-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages phpmyadmin depends on:
ii  dbconfig-common           1.8.47+nmu1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]     1.5.50
ii  libapache2-mod-php5       5.5.1+dfsg-1
ii  libjs-codemirror          2.23-1
ii  libjs-jquery              1.7.2+dfsg-2
ii  libjs-jquery-cookie       8-2
ii  libjs-jquery-event-drag   8-2
ii  libjs-jquery-mousewheel   8-2
ii  libjs-jquery-tablesorter  8-2
ii  libjs-jquery-ui           1.10.1+dfsg-1
ii  libjs-underscore          1.4.4-2
ii  perl                      5.14.2-21
ii  php-gettext               1.0.11-1
ii  php5                      5.5.1+dfsg-1
ii  php5-json                 1.3.1+dfsg-1
ii  php5-mcrypt               5.5.1+dfsg-1
ii  php5-mysql                5.5.1+dfsg-1
ii  ttf-dejavu-core           2.33+svn2514-3
ii  ucf                       3.0027+nmu1

Versions of packages phpmyadmin recommends:
ii  apache2                          2.4.6-2
ii  apache2-bin [httpd]              2.4.6-2
ii  mysql-client                     5.5.31+dfsg-1
ii  mysql-client-5.5 [mysql-client]  5.5.31+dfsg-1
ii  php5-gd                          5.5.1+dfsg-1

Versions of packages phpmyadmin suggests:
ii  chromium [www-browser]          28.0.1500.71-2
ii  epiphany-browser [www-browser]  3.4.2-2.1
ii  iceweasel [www-browser]         22.0-1
ii  konqueror [www-browser]         4:4.10.5-1
ii  lynx-cur [www-browser]          2.8.8dev.15-2
ii  midori [www-browser]            0.4.3+dfsg-0.1
ii  mysql-server                    5.5.31+dfsg-1
ii  netsurf-gtk [www-browser]       2.9-2
ii  w3m [www-browser]               0.5.3-8

-- debconf information:
  phpmyadmin/remove-error: abort
  phpmyadmin/setup-username: admin
  phpmyadmin/db/app-user: phpmyadmin
  phpmyadmin/install-error: retry
* phpmyadmin/reconfigure-webserver: apache2
* phpmyadmin/dbconfig-install: true
  phpmyadmin/dbconfig-upgrade: true
  phpmyadmin/mysql/admin-user: root
  phpmyadmin/internal/reconfiguring: false
  phpmyadmin/missing-db-package-error: abort
  phpmyadmin/upgrade-error: abort
  phpmyadmin/dbconfig-reinstall: false
  phpmyadmin/db/dbname: phpmyadmin
  phpmyadmin/database-type: mysql
  phpmyadmin/internal/skip-preseed: false
  phpmyadmin/upgrade-backup: true
  phpmyadmin/mysql/method: unix socket
  phpmyadmin/purge: false

Added tag(s) sid. Request was from Thijs Kinkhorst <> to (Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:58:16 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Thijs Kinkhorst <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sun, 28 Jul 2013 09:51:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Norbert Preining <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sun, 28 Jul 2013 09:51:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Thijs Kinkhorst <>
Subject: Bug#717713: fixed in phpmyadmin 4:
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 09:48:34 +0000
Source: phpmyadmin
Source-Version: 4:

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
phpmyadmin, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Thijs Kinkhorst <> (supplier of updated phpmyadmin package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
administrators by mailing

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 10:56:04 +0200
Source: phpmyadmin
Binary: phpmyadmin
Architecture: source all
Version: 4:
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Thijs Kinkhorst <>
Changed-By: Thijs Kinkhorst <>
 phpmyadmin - MySQL web administration tool
Closes: 717713
 phpmyadmin (4: unstable; urgency=medium
   * post{inst,rm}: drop first argument to install_apache(), because that
     confuses apache2-maintscript-helper and it isn't used anymore anyway.
     (closes: #717713).
   * Drop xz compression for deb again, it's now the dpkg default.
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