Installing MySQL

  1. Go to the website http://dev.mysql.com
  2. From the download section of the site, download the package “Mac OS X (package format)” (ver 5.0 required)
  3. Open the downloaded .dmg file, and install the “mysql-5.0.XX-osx10.4-i686.pkg” package first.
  4. Then install “MySQLStartupItem.pkg” and finally “MySQL.prefPane”.
  5. Now you should see the new MySQL pane in the System Preferences window.

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  6. Click on the MySQL pane and Start the server (for your ease you can check “Automatically Start MySQL on Startup”).
  7. Open Terminal and type

    sudo cp /etc/php.ini.default /etc/php.ini

  8. Now edit with pico the /etc/php.ini file. To do this, type the following line in Terminal:

    sudo pico /etc/php.ini

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  9. search the line “mysql.default_socket =” and change it to:

    mysql.default_socket = /tmp/mysql.sock

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  10. Press Ctrl+O and then press Return to confirm that you want to save settings.
  11. Press Ctrl+X to quit Pico.