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From:Bob Goldberg Date:August 22 2003 6:53am
Subject:Setting up MySQL on Mac OS X
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I'm a novice Unix user, and I can't get MySQL set up properly on my 
Mac. It seems to have installed OK, but when I try to run the 
mysql_install_ db script, I get errors. I can't set the root password 
either that the documentation tells me to.

As background, I just want to use MySQL to work with databases and PHP 
and HTML to set up web pages for database input and output. I'm running 
MySQL on my own machine at home, and have no use for passwords or any 
other administrative functions. I'm just looking to use the program to 
set up and query databases.

Can anyone point me to a way to avoid all the UNIX admin stuff and run 
the database? I can get in, but the mysql database doesn't appear when 
I hit SHOW DATABASES as the tutuorial says, and I can't access or 
create new databases. I think all this may have something to do with my 
user account on my machine, but I'm not savvy enough to know how to 
override permissions, be root, or any of that stuff. Any hints?


Setting up MySQL on Mac OS XBob Goldberg22 Aug
  • Re: Setting up MySQL on Mac OS XRich Allen22 Aug
    • Re: Setting up MySQL on Mac OS XTony Thomas22 Aug
    • Re: Setting up MySQL on Mac OS XKim Kohen22 Aug
  • Re: Setting up MySQL on Mac OS XEgor Egorov22 Aug