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installing mysql server problems

hey guys im trying to install mysql on mac osx 10.6

mysql cannot start the server instance think the problem may be something to do with the command line i typed into terminal here is the response i recieved.

cp: /usr/local/mysql/support-files/my-default.cnf: No such file or directory chris-collins-computer:~ chriscollins$ sudo cp /usr/local/mysql/support-files/my-default.cnf /etc/my.cnf

any suggestions on what i could do to resolve this issue, or is it unlikely that this would be the reason that i cannot start up the server?

thanks guys

1 Answer

Have you considered installing MAMP? It does all the config for you. Sure it's nice to know that side of things, personally, I'd rather get to coding than trying to figure out why the config file doesn't work.