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10.5: Control MySQL server with launchd
Authored by: mmnw on Oct 04, '09 09:46:25AM

It aint better per se, it's different. The method suggested by mysql.com totally ignores the architecture of OS X and treats it like any other *NIX system. mysqld_safe is a nice idea, but OS X already provides a tool for everything mysqld_safe does: watching over the daemon, logging and restarting if necessary. The only reason mysql.com suggests mysqld_safe is because nothing like launchd exists on other *NIX systems.



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