MySQL would not install on debian

Had problems with

apt-get install mysql-server
dbconfig-common: writing config to /etc/dbconfig-common/phpmyadmin.conf
Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.37-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/mysql-server-5.5.postinst: line 146: logger: command not found
ATTENTION: An error has occured. More info is in the syslog!
/var/lib/dpkg/info/mysql-server-5.5.postinst: line 236: logger: command not found
dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.5 (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server:
mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however:
Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.

So the sollution was to remove mysql completely,

sudo apt-get purge mysql*
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get autoclean

then run

apt-get dist-upgrade

then installing mysql-server again

apt-get install mysql-server

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