Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    LobsterMan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 04, 2008
    Location
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Posts
    5
    Specs:
    2GHz MacBook. OS X 10.5.3
    Unable to get mysql working with Leopard
    Hi,
    I'm a web developer, and I recently upgraded to leopeard form tiger. Installing PHP was simple, but I can't get mysql to work. I followed the instructions to properly configure PHP, downloaded the proper install package, and installed the prefpane control. I cannot get it to turn on. I uninstalled the prefpane and tried again, an reinstalled the mysql package several times with no success. Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2

    GroovyLinuxGuy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 03, 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Canada
    Posts
    125
    Specs:
    15" MacBook Pro, 12" iBook G4, 14" iBook G4 running Ubuntu 7.10
    I had the same issue when I first upgraded. Issues that seemed almost like the MySql binary was not compatible with 10.5.

    http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql...tml#macosx-dmg

    Make sure you are using the correct version (I know, I know) for your platform (Mac OS X 10.5 (x86)). I found that the package and not the .tar version works well (okay, I used the package and never did try out the .tar version).

    Cheers

  3. #3

    LobsterMan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 04, 2008
    Location
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Posts
    5
    Specs:
    2GHz MacBook. OS X 10.5.3
    Guess what? It's working now. Thanks!

  4. #4

    GroovyLinuxGuy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 03, 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Canada
    Posts
    125
    Specs:
    15" MacBook Pro, 12" iBook G4, 14" iBook G4 running Ubuntu 7.10
    Cool...what did you do to get it running??

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Mar 04, 2008
    Posts
    477
    I'm pretty sure I read that the preference pane for leopard doesn't work and you'd have to manually start mysql in terminal. The preference pane will tell you if it's running or not though. Some code must have changed in Leopard that made it not work. I'm surprised they haven't fixed it yet.

    I did run across this page that tells you how to fix the preference pane. I haven't tried it myself yet. There's some mixed results in the comments.

    http://www.angry-fly.com/index.cfm/2...ork-In-Leopard

  6. #6

    LobsterMan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 04, 2008
    Location
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Posts
    5
    Specs:
    2GHz MacBook. OS X 10.5.3
    I uninstalled anything and everything mysql and re installed everything. This was the 3rd time i did that, but it worked. Everything is working perfectly including the prefpane. What's funny is that I had a feeling that it was the prefpane, but I couldn't fine anywhere online what command i need to run to start mysql manually. Today when i downloaded it i noticed the instructions in the readme file.

  7. #7

    LobsterMan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 04, 2008
    Location
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Posts
    5
    Specs:
    2GHz MacBook. OS X 10.5.3
    Quote Originally Posted by AlyciaAnimation View Post
    Ah, that explains it. In th bottom of his post he wrote that they finally fixed the prefpane. That's what changed between this time and the last failed attempt.

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Jul 05, 2008
    Posts
    1
    Newbie with Leopard and MySQL
    Hi,

    I have done some basic with MySQL in Windows environment, but completely new with the MacOS Leopard.

    I have downloaded and install MySQL, everything went well during installation.
    I have Preference Pane that says MySQL is running.

    Questions:
    1) During installation of MySQL, I was not asked to input a "password"; it did in the Windows installation.

    2) How do I actually get MySQL to run in the "Terminal"?
    If someone could just get me started here, I really appreciate it.
    I have typed: sudo /usr/local/mysql
    Then it asked for "Password:" which I do not have.

    Please help.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Western Digital MyBook-Unable to turn on, light not working
    By markwco in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-01-2012, 11:33 PM
  2. Installing PHP and MySQL on Snow Leopard workstation.
    By Unibody in forum OS X - Development and Darwin
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-19-2009, 10:23 PM
  3. Unable to connect to a Leopard
    By ser in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2009, 12:06 AM
  4. Compiling MySQL for Leopard
    By Neko_D in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-26-2008, 07:56 PM
  5. Apache, php and mysql on leopard
    By skorpyo in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-18-2008, 04:38 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •