I have an iMac with OS 10.5 (Leopard) installed. It came with Apache pre-installed and I installed MySQL.
I installed XAMPP and was very happy to find that it actually found the mysql.sock which had been missing for a month or so. After that I tried to access phpMyAdmin but it denied me. So I erased XAMPP from the terminal and reinstalled it. After reinstalling it, it could no longer find the mysql.sock, and MySQL is deactivated and I keep getting a weird string of errors when starting XAMPP, Apache, and MySQL.
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And I end having to cancel the process because it provides "No such process".
Please help me find out how to reactivate MySQL and find the mysql.sock. I finally got it to work, and then it broke on me.
Would uninstalling my current version of MySQL help?
Please be simple with your answers. I'm not very technical.