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MySQL 5.5 GA launchd issues with Snow Leopard

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 30 December 2010.
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I did a clean install on my Macbook Pro this morning, part of the clean install means, re-downloading things like MySQL. When I installed it, I noticed that the pref-pane wouldn't start MySQL. Even when it asked for my admin password. I thought maybe it was a boot up issue, so I rebooted, and got an error telling me that the permissions for the start up item were in secure.Here's what I did to debug/fix the problem.
  • Change permission of /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM
  • edit /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server and edited line 46 and 47 to say
Change file ownership chown -R root:wheel /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM Edit mysql.server file basedir=/usr/local/mysql datadir=/usr/local/mysql/data There is already a bug filed for this..