Article:
  Apache Web-Serving With Mac OS X, Part 5
Subject:   MySQL User
Date:   2002-09-29 00:33:25
From:   anonymous2
I'm ruunig OS X 10.2.1. When I try to create a MySQL User account, I get this message that this account already exists eventhough it doesn't appear in the accounts list, and I'm sure I haven't created this account (this is a brand new machine.) Any idea why this is, and how I should proceed installing MySQL?


Thanks.

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  • MySQL User
    2002-11-15 06:03:58  jumpingjokes [View]

    I have exactly the same Problem. Has anybody found a solution for that?
    • MySQL User
      2003-06-17 10:57:04  anonymous2 [View]

      I had the same problem--had never created a 'mysql' account and was mystified when the computer told me the account already existed. But somehow, probably during installation, the account is created by the computer behind the scenes. To check this, go to NetInfo Manager (in Utilities), and click on the "Users" field. You should see mysql there, along with some others you didn't know you had, like "nobody", "root", and "www".

      So it doesn't actually need to be created. You might have to do something with it in NetInfo Manager, but I can't remember.

      cheers,
      Cory Forsyth
      cforsyth@pomona.edu
      • MySQL User
        2003-11-05 15:58:58  anonymous2 [View]

        The solution is to delete the existing mysql user through netinfo, then create a new mysql user in system prefrences. Here are the details:

        http://www.golivein24.com/tips/dynamic_content/05_jaguar_fix.html
        • MySQL User
          2005-02-28 15:29:18  turbo-gi [View]

          I just did what they suggested at golive6...
          I deleted the mysql account .... till now everything was fine..

          BUT.. then I wanted to create the new sql account...

          and now Symstem tells me that I can´t create a mysql account because the name mysql is not available...

          Anybody any idea???

          This drives me crazy...
          • MySQL User
            2005-06-04 19:58:34  pgold01 [View]

            the existing mysql user only needs to be removed and recreated for OSX 10.1. 10.2 ships with a default mysql user installed (which is why one would be unable to create a new one). This step in the MySQL setup is no longer necessary.

            Just making a note as i hit the same problem and the posts didn't really resolve my initial questions (as they are pre-10.2).