Permissions issue with all directories

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:


Category: permissions Time: 2016-07-30 Views: 1

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