Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 19, 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

    dekan's Avatar
    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.

    apache friends - xampp

  3. #3

    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    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.

    JulianS, could you post the full error message?
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Dec 19, 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

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. mySQL
    By burnedfaceless in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-03-2014, 09:36 AM
  2. windows 7 installation hangs on 'completing installation' in boot camp
    By nickharambee in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-31-2012, 09:14 PM
  3. Want to install MySQL etc....
    By watfordkev in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-03-2008, 09:16 AM
  4. MySQL on MAC OS X
    By JackTheRipper in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-05-2005, 02:36 AM
  5. MySQL
    By ftjogoh in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-21-2004, 12:29 PM

Posting Permissions

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