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  Apache Web-Serving With Mac OS X, Part 5
Subject:   MySQL won't start
Date:   2002-08-16 12:52:59
From:   syn_raziel
Response to: MySQL won't start

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
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  • 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/*