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I am trying to reinstall mysql

sudo make install

cd /usr/local/mysql 

sudo ./bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql  <---- I get FATAL ERROR: Could not find mysqld 

I think I might have another install of mysql. How would I go about finding out if there is another install on my MAC snow leopard?

In the past 3 days I have installed mysql from dmg then unistalled then tried to install via macports then uninstall then install via tar, then uninstall then reinstall via tar, which is where I am now.

About to reformat my harddrive.

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Did the semicolons get cut out of your post? There should be some in the commands above. – mfarver Mar 15 '11 at 0:30
no, here is where I followed how to install – jgervin Mar 15 '11 at 0:32

Make sure that /usr/local/mysql/bin is in your PATH.

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin

Then run the install script

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