I'm using XAMPP 1.7.3 on OS X 10.7.3 and can't seem to get InnoDB to initiate properly.
InnoDB: Unable to lock /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/var/mysql/ibdata1, error: 35
InnoDB: Check that you do not already have another mysqld process
InnoDB: using the same InnoDB data or log files.
running ps -aux -a we get:
nobody 544 0.0 0.5 671448 21616 ?? S 11:20AM 0:00.16 /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles --datadir=/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/var/mysql --user=nobody --log-error=/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/var/mysql/jween.local.err --pi
root 419 0.0 0.0 2435488 876 ?? S 11:20AM 0:00.02 /bin/sh /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir=/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/var/mysql --pid-file=/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/var/mysql/jween.local.pid
So there seems to be two instances of mysqld running, one standard one _safe? Not sure. I've tried starting XAMPP with and without the launch daemon, same problem in either case.
Anyhow, I noticed in the forums that this was a problem in 1.7.3 in windows and that upgrading to 1.7.7 might help, but there is no such upgrade for OS X.
Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot/fix this?
Thanks in advance.