Please Help - can't get mysql to run

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at
Wed Oct 20 15:59:21 PDT 2010

On Oct 20, 2010, at 3:08 PM, Mo Issa wrote:

>> Hello all --
>> after I successfully installed mysql and the server port using  
>> macports, I rebooted, then I’ve been trying to create the initial  
>> database but it just won’t work. I researched this all day and it  
>> still won’t work. I’m on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 and I keep on  
>> getting this error message when I execute the command to install  
>> the db:
>> sudo /opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql

I have heard unverified reports that using a user alias does not work  
for some things.


/opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysql_install_db --user=_mysql

Also, to verify a user:

dscl . read Users/mysql
dscl . read Users/_mysql

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