Dependency issues installing percona-server-server-5.1


I’m trying to install percona-server-server-5.1 on Ubuntu.

When I run apt-get install percona-server-server-5.1 i get:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
percona-server-server-5.1 : Depends: percona-server-client-5.1 (>= 5.1.59-rel13.0-325.maverick) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libmysqlclient16 (>= 5.1.21-1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

If I try to manually install those packages I get stuck in a loop of installing and uninstalling mysql-common.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks


Hello Tom,

Since we no longer support maverick, the version of Percona-Server in its repository is becoming old – our last release for 5.1 is 5.1.61 and maverick holds 5.1.59.

What happens here is that apt-get gets confused because it find libmysqlclient16 version 5.1.61 in the official maverick repo, so it tries to install this version (which in turn depends on mysql-common in the official repo).

In order to install the version from our repository use its full version:

apt-get install libmysqlclient16=5.1.59-rel13.0-325.maverick percona-server-server-5.1

and it will work.

Please note that since maverick won’t get any more updates, we suggest moving to a newer ubuntu release, preferably an LTS one.

Best regards,


Ignacio Nin
Build Engineer, Percona Inc.