Running mysql server on a mac
September 11, 2012 7:32 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to install and run MySQL Server 5.0 on my Mac (OS X 10.5.8) for a class. I have no idea what I'm doing. Can you help?
posted by sunshine37 to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
All instructions posted for the class are for Windows and I am lost. I downloaded the .dmg file and went through the standard installation steps. I created the alias mysql='/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql' but when I type mysql in the terminal, I get: "ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)" I googled this error but all the answers I found are over-my-head computer speak. I rarely do more than the most basic commands in the terminal, so I have no idea where to even begin to know what might be wrong. Can you help me?