I cant start mysql!!!

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I cant start mysql!!!

Postby AlvinLaw » 17. February 2009 23:16

I got a problem, when i started this program, every component is started successfully except mySQL. I tried to reboot my Mac, click 'start' button and waited for a long time, but the status still showed 'starting mySQL'. I tried to click stop or reload button but both of them said mySQL is not running. I really need help. please!!!
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Re: I cant start mysql!!!

Postby mbs402 » 29. June 2009 15:10


Take a look at

MySQL Hangs on StartUp - Transition from MacPorts - Solved

You may have an old my.cnf hanging around in /private/etc

Best of Luck,

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Re: I cant start mysql!!!

Postby scyldinga » 02. July 2009 18:40

mysql also refused to install on my XAMPP.

In my computer something went wrong with case in filenames; see where is xampp looking for mysql.server:
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lrwxr-xr-x@ 1 perez  admin  55 Jul  2 18:58 /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/mysql.server -> /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/share/mysql/mysql.server

(hint xampp is bad, XAMPP good)

Easy to fix, though :
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sudo rm /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/mysql.server
sudo ln -s  /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/share/mysql/mysql.server /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/bin/mysql.server


I had the same issue with wrong case of the XAMPP folder in other places; another symlink to fix:
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sudo ln -s /Applications/XAMPP /Applicatons/xampp
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