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Installing mod-auth-mysql on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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After I upgraded to the latest version of PHP, mod-auth-mysql stopped working. When I try to install it, I get:

root@l1:/var/log/apache2# apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libapache2-mod-auth-mysql : Depends: apache2.2-common (>= 2.2.3-3) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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Please advise, thanks.
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Your debian-based linux system requires that the module "apache2.2-common" be installed before "libapache2-mod-auth-mysql" can be installed.

Apache 2.2 may not be installed, or the apt database may be corrupt, or you may be running some other version of Apache rather than 2.2, or Apache may have been built from sources rather than installed by debian.  There are probably other possibilities as well but these are the ones which come to mind.

IF:
Apache 2.2 may not be installed
Do a full system backup so that if anything goes wrong, you can restore the system to its current state.  Then issue the command apt-get install apache2.2-common.  After Apache 2.2 is properly installed you should be able to install the module.

IF:
The apt database may be corrupt
Same as above, but back up your current Apache configuration first.

IF:
Running some other version of Apache rather than 2.2
Upgrade to Apache 2.2 or find a version of the module compatible with your current version.

IF:
Apache may have been built from sources rather than installed by debian.
Install "libapache2-mod-auth-mysql" from a source kit instead of as a debian install.
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Trying to the simplest suggestion (I'm not sure how to do the others): I get the following

root@l1:/var/log/apache2# apt-get install apache2.2-common
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
[b]apache2.2-common is already the newest version.[/b]
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libterm-readkey-perl libdbd-mysql-perl
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@l1:/var/log/apache2#

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