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I can start mysql fine,

/usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start
Starting MySQL

But any mysql action after that I get the error: MySQL server PID file could not be found

/usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server stop
ERROR! MySQL server PID file could not be found!

Where do I find the server PID file on Mac with OSX 10.8? I am wondering if it is a permission problem. The mysql.sock file is a symlink pointing to the file in the tmp/ directory.

sudo ln -s /tmp/mysql.sock /var/mysql/mysql.sock

Any help appreciated

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In your mysql configuration file - my.cnf, check for the parameter pid-file and see where it points. If it is not there, set it manually to -

pid-file    = /var/run/mysqld/

Create the directory /var/run/mysqld/ and give it proper permissions -

  mkdir /var/run/mysqld
  touch /var/run/mysqld/
  chown -R mysql:mysql /var/run/mysqld
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Okay, I am trying this. I will let you know how it goes – simpleengine Feb 20 '13 at 23:29
Great, you are a genius. It works. The only thing that was missing was the line pid-file in my.cnf I had to run /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server restart twice to remove the error – simpleengine Feb 20 '13 at 23:34

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