I accidentally screwed up the permissions on my entire Ubuntu installation. While trying to fix an issue with inaccessible folders, I set all directories to be owned by root. I realize I will likely have to do a complete fresh install, but I am having trouble recovering the data from my Mariadb SQL database.
When trying to reinstall the service mariadb-server, I get the error:
/usr/sbin/mysqld: symbol lookup error: /usr/sbin/mysqld: undefined symbol: pcre_stack_guard /usr/sbin/mysqld: symbol lookup error: /usr/sbin/mysqld: undefined symbol: pcre_stack_guard No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. dpkg: error processing package mariadb-server-10.0 (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mariadb-server: mariadb-server depends on mariadb-server-10.0 (>= 10.0.26-2); however: Package mariadb-server-10.0 is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing package mariadb-server (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
I am nearly certain this has to do with the permissions issues I have. How can I fix this and/or What is the best way for me to recover my InnoDB database?
Any help is much appreciated
Here is the console output if it helps: http://pastebin.com/yS5NeMXr