*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1592669 ***

I had a similar problem to this. All updates and installs via apt-get
were blocked because mysql failed to upgrade, with similar error
messages as above.

In my case the problem turned out to be due to the fact that I had
removed /etc/rc5.d/S03mysql in order to prevent mysql from starting at
runtime. Recreating the symlink was the only way I found to allow the
update to succeed.

IMO the script ought to check if this symlink exists and if not create
it temporarily, or better still use a method which does not depend on

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  on-upgrade 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket

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