Article:
  Apache Web-Serving With Mac OS X, Part 5
Subject:   MySQL won't start
Date:   2002-03-13 20:28:10
From:   morbus
Response to: MySQL won't start

Hmm. I'm wondering if one of the steps needs a slight modification. Do this for me and let me know if it works for you, please. If so, I'll get the article corrected.


sudo chown -R mysql /usr/local/var


This is a minor change from the article currently says, but may be crucial to what your problem is. Let me know.

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  • MySQL won't start
    2002-08-16 12:52:59  syn_raziel [View]

    Hi, i'm getting the same errors dealing with localhost.pid and stuff. I tried
    sudo chown -R mysql /usr/local/var
    but it didn't work either
    • MySQL won't start
      2005-01-20 16:26:14  jsswg0 [View]

      Try looking at the permissions in the data directory. I had a similar problem because I ran the mysql_install_db script as root. Once I changed the owner and group of the files in the data direcotry to the mysql user and group, mysqld started just fine:
      chown mysql data/*
      chgrp mysql data/*