I had to reinstall Mysql because it wasn�t one of the things I backed up before erasing my hard drive. Since I�m now running Mac OS X 10.4 �Tiger�, I decided to set it up to start when the system boots, but the system for creating startup items has changed slightly. So I saved the following xml in /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.Mysql.plist:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" " http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Labelkey>
com.mysql.Mysql</string> <key>OnDemandkey> /> <key>ProgramArgumentskey> /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safestring> </array> <key>ServiceDescriptionkey> Mysql 4.1 Database Server</string> <key>UserNamekey> mysql</string> <key>WorkingDirectorykey> /usr/local/mysqlstring> </dict> plist>
Note that I'm using the official OSX distribution of MySQL... but with a few changes to match your database location, you can get this to work with other installs (fink, darwinports, etc).