Installing MySQL on Tiger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by backspinner, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. backspinner macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2002
    I had big problems to install MySQL on a fresh iMac G5 with Tiger OS X 10.4.

    One of the following or a combination was the solution:
    - switch language to english (probably not the solution)
    - do not use spaces in the machine name (not "iMac G5" but "iMacG5"), set this in the sharing prefs
    - do not use upper case letters (use "imacg5" and not "iMacG5")
    - use "sudo hostname localhost" to set a decent hostname

    There was no need to change permissions, ownerships or whatever, just run the installer and after that it worked. The startup item installer and prefpane also worked after this installation.

    You have to setup the accounts and passwords afterwards of course.
  2. tj2001 macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2003
    Florida - USA
    What mySQL package did you install exactly? mysql-standard-4.1.12-apple-darwin7.9.0-powerpc.pkg?

    I'm on a G4 runing Tiger and I want to install mySQL 4.1.12 also. Just not sure which package though...

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