What I want to do is set up a MySQL server on my Intel iMac and create and manage databases on the same machine using a GUI front end, such as Cocoa. I downloaded and the installed the latest MySQL and PHP, neither shows up under applications. I can start or stop the MySQL server from the command shell, but I can't link to the server, in fact can't do anything else in MySQL. I'm not quite ready for web development. How do I remove PHP and configure MySQL to work locally, set passwords, figure out how to link to the local host, etc. When I try to connect as root with no password, as instructed in the README file that came with the installation software, I get the following error: MySQL said: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) Any advice would be greatly appreciated.