I have accidentally removed mysql-server from my Kali Linux 2017.1 by using following commands:

sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common
sudo apt-get auto remove
sudo apt-get autoclean

When I tried to reinstall it using command sudo apt-get install mysql-server, it shows an error as follows

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package mysql-server is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'mysql-server' has no installation candidate

Please tell me how to reinstall mysql-server completely?


Kali Linux uses most commonly used MariaDB rather than MySQL in it's installations. You can install the MariaDB for by ,

apt install mariadb-server

mysql-server is a metapackage. The real package is likely mysql-server-5.7 (same for mysql-client).

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