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  • Hi,

    I have been having a problem with mysql on my local machine (Mac OS 10.4.4). (Original problem post here.)

    I just realized that I do have a complete backup of my system on my firewire drive (it is bootable — all files, permissions, everything are copied).

    Is there a way for me to just overwrite my current non-functioning mysql files with the ones that were working last month? Some simple terminal overwrite commands I could use ?

    (I don’t care about the data, just trying to get it up and running so I can make some changes to my theme before uploading them to my live server.)



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  • If you don’t care about the data, then there are couple of things here that may help: (esp reinitialisation) (complete obliteration for a reinstall)

    Or you could track down MAMP which is the Mac equivalent of XAMPP

    Thanks for those links. I appreciate it. I will have to look into that … it’s never easy!


    I haven’t tried to restore the database files yet from my backup, but what I ended up doing to solve all these permissions issues and everything wss this (this did not restore any of my database files, everything was fresh):

    I Downloaded mysql 4.1 again; I opened the package and reinstalled it. This created a different version directory and reset the aliases to the program on my system.

    In terminal, I created two shortcuts:

    alias mysql=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql
    alias mysqladmin=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin

    Then I followed the MacZealots Instructions for setting up mysql, typed in terminal:

    cd /usr/local/mysql
    sudo chown -R mysql data/
    sudo echo
    sudo ./bin/mysqld_safe &

    (I don’t know what that does exactly, but I think it has to do with setting the correct permissions for the /data/ directory that mysql accesses when it is running on the system, but I did it anyway)

    Then I set the password for my root@localhost account, hoping it would clear up the past problems I had been having:

    /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin -u root password yourpasswordhere

    Then I loaded up mysql:

    mysql -u root -p

    I entered my new password — it worked! — then at the mysql> prompt I created a new database:

    CREATE DATABASE wordpress;

    And I was ready to go … had to run the install.php file again but that was it. Everything is back … can work on my themes again.

    Sigh. Thanks for your help.


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