Can't connect to local MySQL server error

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sun Aug 5 07:15:32 PDT 2012

On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 4:49 AM, Rodolfo Aramayo <raramayo at> wrote:

> >port installed *mysql*
> None of the specified ports are installed.

If you have any filenames in the current directory containing the string
"mysql" (probably starting with, from your examples) then those filenames
will be passed to the "port" command.  *The "port" command has no control
whatsoever over this; it is basic shell behavior that cannot be overridden.*

You should get into the habit of always quoting any metacharacters you
don't want the shell to expand.  These are:  $ * ? [ { ' " \ and leading ~.
 SIngle quotes prevent all expansion including the quoting behavior of \ ;
\ quotes any single character, except when in a single-quoted string.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
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