problems running mysql_install_db5

David Gentry localbusinesswebsites at
Thu Mar 24 16:04:55 PDT 2011

>> Bradley,
>> I ran the commands you gave me on Mar. 18, and they all ran fine except the very last one:
>> $ mysqladmin5 -p -u root password 'xxxxxxxxx'
>> Enter password: 
>> mysqladmin5: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
>> error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)'
> Leave off the -p.
> $ mysqladmin5 -u root password 'xxxxxxxxx'
> So you have MacPorts mysql5-server running now, right?
> $ ps ax | grep mysql5

$ mysqladmin5 -u root password 'xxxxxxxxx'

Leaving off the -p seems to work.

$ ps ax | grep mysql5
60877   ??  Ss     0:00.37 /opt/local/bin/daemondo --label=mysql5 --start-cmd /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5/mysql5.wrapper start ; --stop-cmd /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5/mysql5.wrapper stop ; --restart-cmd /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5/mysql5.wrapper restart ; --pid=none
60887   ??  S      0:00.02 /bin/sh /opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir=/opt/local/var/db/mysql5 --pid-file=/opt/local/var/db/mysql5/
60937   ??  S      0:31.48 /opt/local/libexec/mysqld --basedir=/opt/local --datadir=/opt/local/var/db/mysql5 --user=_mysql --log-error=/opt/local/var/db/mysql5/DAVID.local.err --pid-file=/opt/local/var/db/mysql5/
71358 s000  R+     0:00.01 grep mysql5

Unless you see something wrong in the result above, the MacPorts mysql5-server is running.  Yesterday, everything ran exactly as you said it would except for setting the root password, and now the root password appears to be set.

Thank you very much.  This is a milestone for me.


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