Well the inability of Mysql to find the socket file, and the inability
of myself to find a solution after searching for answers...I must be
doing something fundamentally wrong. I just cleaned out the mysql
directories and resinstalled, this time with the startup item also.
I followed the directions in the installer's readme, and I edited my
my.cnf as suggested...so this is the error message I'm getting:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
So my question is...isn't running the Mac installer enough? Shouldn't
everything run fine by default? Or am I missing some undocumented step?
As I said, my installations do run fine until reboot and tmp
clears...but I haven't figured out how to find mysql.sock afterwards.
Editing my.cnf doesn't appear to work.