Apache Web-Serving With Mac OS X, Part 5
Subject:   MySQL User
Date:   2003-06-17 10:57:04
From:   anonymous2
Response to: MySQL User

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.

Cory Forsyth

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  • 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:
    • 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).