launchctl startup items gone after Software Update

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at
Mon May 17 09:23:01 PDT 2010

On May 17, 2010, at 08:16, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On May 17, 2010, at 07:35, schmunk wrote:
>> from time to time my macports startup items are missing or they do not get started.
>> Especially apache2 and mysql5. I wasn't able to trace the issue down completely, but it seems that they are gone after an Apple "Software Update".
>> Is this a know issue? Or do I have to look elsewhere, has anybody the same problem?
>> Sorry, I haven't found an answer via Google.
> I've never heard of MacPorts files disappearing after an Apple software update. It shouldn't affect loading launchd items either, but if it does, does simply unloading and loading the launchd item again fix it? If so, that's what you should do.

And do you see anything interesting in /var/log/system.log when trying to start them?

Try just doing this:

grep mysql /var/log/system.log

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