can't start mysql56 after move datadir

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Fri Feb 13 10:17:39 PST 2015

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Murray Eisenberg <
murrayeisenberg at> wrote:

> The Finder Get Info Sharing & Permissions doesn't seem to allow adding x
> permission to anything, just read only, write only, or read & write. In any
> case, user _mysql does not appear among the users to add that way.

Oh, right, they made it more "user friendly". sigh.

> The chmod man entry for ACL manipulations is hard to penetrate.
> With my mysql datadir in
>    /Volumes/MacHD/Users/thisuser/Databases/mysql/data
> and that matador already owned my _mysql, is the following what I should
> do?
>    chmod +a "_mysql allow execute"
> /Volumes/MacHD/Users/thisuser/Databases/mysql
>    chmod +a "_mysql allow execute" /Volumes/MacHD/Users/thisuser/Databases

They're directories, so "_mysql allow search". (See at "The following
permissions are applicable to directories:" in the manpage.)

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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