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  Apache Web-Serving With Mac OS X, Part 5
Subject:   "Can't connect to mysql.."
Date:   2002-03-11 08:17:45
From:   morbus
Response to: "Can't connect to mysql.."

This error would come up if you hadn't started the MySQL server, or else, when you tried, you got error messages. Could you rerun through the steps to start MySQL (they're the last few lines of code on page 2) and pay attention to what happens?


If everything looks fine, you can verify that MySQL is running by entering "ps auwx" in your Terminal - you should see some mention of MySQL if everything went smoothly.

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  • "Can't connect to mysql.."
    2002-03-12 16:05:21  curran_riley [View]

    I too am getting this (on a home pc - work pc install went off without a hitch).

    I've gone through the steps a couple of times now - but when I enter the third command for the package install, I get:

    Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/mysql/data
    ./bin/safe_mysqld: command not found: tee [275]
    ./bin/safe_mysqld: command not found: tee [276]

    I must be missing something - but I've created the mysql user, run the package install, and executed the first 2 commands. But something about that 3rd one doesn't go. Any ideas?

    The error log has entries like this:

    020312 17:58:03 mysqld started
    ./bin/safe_mysqld: command not found: nohup [235]

    P.S. - great series of articles - love having Apache, CGI, and PHP running with so little effort!
    • "Can't connect to mysql.."
      2002-07-12 09:52:15  robertlenne [View]

      I get exactly the same error as curran_riley with the "nohup"-command. Does anyone know what could wrong? It feels like I have tried everything...
      • "Can't connect to mysql.."
        2003-01-29 06:42:57  anonymous2 [View]

        ./bin/safe_mysqld: command not found: tee [275]

        Same problem here. Have you found the answer ??