I was using XAMPP 1.7.3 on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Server which uses PHP 5.3.1. Unfortunately, I need PHP 5.3.6 for a particular website and so I uninstalled XAMPP 1.7.3 (tossed it in the trash) and installed XAMPP 1.7.5 Beta. When I start XAMPP Control, I get this error message, "The operation couldn't be completed. (de.kleinweby.plugin error 5.)". After I click "OK" to the error, I get the pop up "Controls" window that only shows Apache and FTP; MySQL is missing!
I thought is was because mysql.server link was pointing to /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/share/mysql/mysql.server; so I changed the link to point to /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/share/mysql/mysql.server. Unfortunately, that did not fix the problem.
Does anyone know of a solution?