Installing mysql-server on 4.4.35-bone14

I used this guide to make the sd card:

When I try to ‘apt-get install mysql-server’ two errors come up.

debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog
debconf: (No usable dialog-like program is installed, so the dialog based frontend cannot be used. at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/ line 76.)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline

This one seems ok as it simply doesn’t show the nice setup GUI.

df: unrecognized option ‘–portability’
BusyBox v1.22.1 (Debian 1:1.22.0-9+deb8u1) multi-call binary.

Usage: df [-Pkmhai] [-B SIZE] [FILESYSTEM]…

Print filesystem usage statistics

-P POSIX output format
-k 1024-byte blocks (default)
-m 1M-byte blocks
-h Human readable (e.g. 1K 243M 2G)
-a Show all filesystems
-i Inodes
-B SIZE Blocksize

ERROR: There’s not enough space in /var/lib/mysql/
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-server-5.5_5.5.53-0+deb8u1_armhf.deb (–unpack):
subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1

This one causes the whole install to fail because it can’t check the amount of free space. I think I need to update df from coreutils, which I tried, but it still didn’t support the --portability flag. I most likely did not update df correctly.


You installed the very small rootfs, this relies on BusyBox for a few
commands, i've now nuked the df link:

sudo rm -f /usr/local/bin/df

and it now should install fine..


Thanks. I ended up deleting a bunch of others (logger, find, readlink, egrep, grep, cp). But I now have mysql, lighttpd, and php installed.