Chris, what autostarts is likely the server, 'mysqld' (for mysql
daemon). What you need to start to access the server is a client,
What command are you issuing? just mysql at the terminal prompt?
It seems odd I know, especially to long-time Mac users, but the
operating system may just not know where that program is. You may
have to run something like /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql to access it.
Can you tell what the path to mysqld is? It's very likely the same
You can add that directory to your PATH environment variable in the
next exercise. ;)
On 10/5/06, Chris Elhardt <celhardt@stripped> wrote:
> apologize for the newbie question.
> installed mySQL 4 some time ago, and just played around with it in
> terminal. Now that I really need to learn some database, I can't get
> it to start in terminal. it autostarts; I can see it in the activity
> monitor as a background process. but when I try to invoke it from
> Term I get a 'cmd not found' message.
> trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong:
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