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Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 26, '01 06:31:17PM

All seemed to go well although there were a few errors at the end of make and make install. The result was a mysql installation that had no scripts or var folders. Removing all and starting from the proper binaries resulted in an installation for which the 'user' table was read only- not even root could change it! I must be going astray somehow...any ideas?
Thanks for the tip!

Tim



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Authored by: scottboms on Nov 26, '01 09:54:10PM
What did you use as your configuration when you were compiling MySQL? I was using a static z-library as opposed to the one Apple supplies. you should be able to get this from Forked.net here. If all else fails, then I can post the version I am using on my iDisk.

Beyond the configuration commands I used, there's not much else to it. You should just next run the make and make install commands. Then when that's all done, do the following.

first, create a new user with a short-name of "mysql". Use a long-name like MySQL Admin or something. Then run the following Terminal commands as below.

chown -R mysql /usr/local/mysql/var
cd /usr/local/mysql/bin
./safe_mysqld &
If all goes well, you should have it up and running. Don't be too surprised if you do see a few errors, but everything should still work as expected. Good luck.

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