Installation aborts on Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid)

I am attempting an install of percona server on a VPS. During the course of the installation the process aborts after accpeting the password for the root user. Not sure what could be wrong. Here is a trace of the messages from the console. Woudl appreciate any help.

$apt-get install percona-server-server-5.5 percona-server-client-5.5
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
percona-server-client-5.5 percona-server-server-5.5
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 86 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/57.0MB of archives.
After this operation, 189MB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages …
Selecting previously deselected package percona-server-client-5.5.
(Reading database … 44925 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking percona-server-client-5.5 (from …/percona-server-client-5.5_5.5.25a-rel27.1-277.lucid_amd6 4.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package percona-server-server-5.5.
Unpacking percona-server-server-5.5 (from …/percona-server-server-5.5_5.5.25a-rel27.1-277.lucid_amd6 4.deb) …
Processing triggers for man-db …
Processing triggers for ureadahead …
Setting up percona-server-client-5.5 (5.5.25a-rel27.1-277.lucid) …

Setting up percona-server-server-5.5 (5.5.25a-rel27.1-277.lucid) …

  • Stopping MySQL (Percona Server) mysqld [ OK ]
    120802 3:12:24 [Note] Flashcache bypass: disabled
    120802 3:12:24 [Note] Flashcache setup error is : ioctl failed

120802 3:12:24 [Note] Plugin ‘FEDERATED’ is disabled.
120802 3:12:24 InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled
120802 3:12:24 InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use GCC atomic builtins
120802 3:12:24 InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.3
120802 3:12:24 InnoDB: Using Linux native AIO
/usr/sbin/mysqld: Can’t create/write to file ‘/tmp/ibwe8axu’ (Errcode: 13)
120802 3:12:24 InnoDB: Error: unable to create temporary file; errno: 13
120802 3:12:24 [ERROR] Plugin ‘InnoDB’ init function returned error.
120802 3:12:24 [ERROR] Plugin ‘InnoDB’ registration as a STORAGE ENGINE failed.
120802 3:12:24 [ERROR] Unknown/unsupported storage engine: InnoDB
120802 3:12:24 [ERROR] Aborting

120802 3:12:24 [Note] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Shutdown complete

  • Starting MySQL (Percona Server) database server mysqld [fail]
    invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action “start” failed.
    dpkg: error processing percona-server-server-5.5 (–configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Thank you

Best regards


Hi Shridhar,

I guess, issue is

120802 3:12:24 InnoDB: Using Linux native AIO
/usr/sbin/mysqld: Can’t create/write to file ‘/tmp/ibwe8axu’ (Errcode: 13)
120802 3:12:24 InnoDB: Error: unable to create temporary file; errno: 13

$ perror 13
OS error code 13: Permission denied

Please set proper permissions for /tmp partition, mysql might not create/write file in that partition also try to install with sudo/root. As Installation is not completed successfully, it gives error for dpkg too.

Thanks a lot, I rather forgot about this post, its been a long time. I am installing Percona on the Instacompute VPS, I guess the ISO’s they provide do not have full root access. Infact ever since I posted this, I tried installing several other apps using apt, and everything that required setting a password failed! So I guess I’ll have to move to another VPS if the chaps at Instacompute do not provide complete root access. Thanks once again. In the last two years of being a VPS customer, this is the first time I am facing such an issue.