Bug #80192 libmecab2v5 was renamed in xenial xerus to just libmecab2
Submitted: 28 Jan 2016 19:06 Modified: 29 Jan 2016 6:16
Reporter: Jeffery Wilkins Email Updates:
Status: Duplicate Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Package Repos and Docker Images Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version: OS:Ubuntu
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[28 Jan 2016 19:06] Jeffery Wilkins
if you look at


right on the page it clearly states its now a "Virtual Package"

and renamed to libmecab2

How to repeat:
see this download for proof!!!!!!

# apt-get install libmecab2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 264 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,927 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://mirror.it.ubc.ca/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 libmecab2 amd64 0.996-1.2ubuntu1 [264 kB]
Fetched 264 kB in 0s (700 kB/s)   
Selecting previously unselected package libmecab2.
(Reading database ... 472098 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libmecab2_0.996-1.2ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libmecab2 (0.996-1.2ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu5) ...
Setting up libmecab2 (0.996-1.2ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu5) ...

Suggested fix:
update the repo to reflect the changed package name do not just be an asshole and delete this bug report
[29 Jan 2016 6:16] MySQL Verification Team
Please do not submit the same bug more than once. An existing Bug #79798 report already describes this very problem and which is fully verified. Even if you feel that your issue is somewhat different, the resolution is likely
to be the same. Because of this, we hope you add your comments to the original bug instead.

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