Monterey 12.6: cannot chown to _mysql for mysql datadir
murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 19:15:17 UTC 2022
Whenever macOS updates to a new version, it destroys the custom settings for my user directory and subdirectories that are required for mysql to access its datadir, which is in a custom location.
In the past, I’ve used the command
chown +R _mysql:_mysql /Users/me/Databases/mysql/data
as part of the steps to make a custom mysql datadir accessible to mysql.
But since I just upgraded to Monterey 12.6, I’m getting the error message:
chown: +R: illegal user name
What to do now?
Note that permission changes such as
chmod +a "_mysql allow search" /Users/me/Databases
(and ditto for /Users/me and /Users/me/Databases/mysql) are OK.
Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
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