MySQL can not start on Mac

While updating mysql server from 5.1 to 5.5 on my macbook pro, I ran into an issue that many people seem to come across

“/Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM” has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings.


sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM

Logout then log back in

All better 🙂



About spuder
spuder is a "super computer" support engineer by day, and tinkerer / hobbyist by night.

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