MacPorts MythTV

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at
Wed Sep 26 11:19:30 PDT 2012

At 12:27 PM -0400 9/26/12, Monty Lewis wrote:
>Hi Guys,
>Thanks for your help.
>I had an installation of mythtv (not the MacPorts version) running 
>previously. Could that be the problem?

At 1:06 PM -0400 9/26/12, Monty Lewis wrote:
>Thanks, guys,
>seems to be here:
>  /private/tmp/mysql.sock


OK, could you explain a little further?  Were you using the bundled 
Mac apps from SourceForge or similar?  Did you download and install 
the MySQL installer dmg?

Did you have Myth running previously--database, backend and frontend? 
All on the one machine?  Tuners set up, listings sources working, 
recording and playing back TV?

If you want to continue to use the MySQL database and server software 
that you've previously installed, it _may_ be possible.  A little 
different than the usual, though.  If that is important to you, let 
me know.

If you don't want to continue with your old database, you will likely 
find a MySQL preference panel in System Preferences.  If it is 
running, Stop it and clear the checkbox so it doesn't "Automatically 
Start MySQL Server on Startup".

Then, check if the MacPorts MySQL server software is installed:
>  port installed mysql5-server
The following ports are currently installed:
   mysql5-server @5.1.65_0 (active)

If it isn't listed, install it with 'sudo port install mysql5-server' 
and then tell Mac OS X that you want it to run in the background 
until further notice 'sudo port load mysql5-server'.  You can check 
Activity Monitor or Console to see that it is loaded.  You should now 
find a socket file at: /opt/local/var/run/mysql5/mysqld.sock

Then follow the steps on the wiki:

(mythtv-core.25 port maintainer)

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