I found this page on the wiki regarding max allowed packets.
However, on my Mac OSX when I try to run the following from terminal window
I get "Permission Denied"
shell> mysqld --max_allowed_packet=16M
And if I try to run as sudo but I again get "Permission Denied" even though
I am logged in as Admin on my machine.
So I tried to chmod 777 on mysqld but again received an error:
"chmod: Unable to change file mode on mysqld: Operation not permitted"
Any help on how I can rectify this would be appreciated.