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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 18, 2011
    MySql Installation
    Hi all,
    I have a 10.4 powerpc and I have issues installing MySQL.
    I installed a couple of versions and removed them. last installed version is mysql-5.1.40-osx10.4-powerpc.dmg and I still have the same issues, the server wont start with error 255.
    to remove previous installed not working versions I used:
    sudo rm /usr/local/mysql
    sudo rm -rf /usr/local/mysql*
    sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
    sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/My*
    edit /etc/hostconfig and remove the line MYSQLCOM=-YES-
    rm -rf ~/Library/PreferencePanes/My*
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/mysql*
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/MySQL*
    sudo rm -rf /private/var/db/receipts/*mysql*

    After this I installed a new one
    Thank you in advance for any help,

  2. #2

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    Member Since
    Mar 16, 2007
    Just a thought, but how about using something like XAMPP - it comes with MySQL and I have used the database as stand alone without actually starting apache and ftp server.

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    Oct 19, 2008
    Early 2015 13" rMBP
    XAMPP is only good for the sake of testing. To quote them:
    The default configuration is not good from a securtiy point of view and it's not secure enough for a production environment - please don't use XAMPP in such environment.
    Now, if you're only doing local development, something like XAMPP could work.

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  4. #4

    Member Since
    Dec 18, 2011
    I know that this is embarrassing but looking to get the error message I did
    "sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM start" and guess what? The server started.....
    Apologies to all of you to waste your time

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