8th September, 2005
Jacob had serious trouble getting MySQL 4.1.14 to work on his iBook. It turns out that the problem originated in wrong permissions on /private/tmp/ where MySQL keeps its .pid file. Permissions on /private/tmp/ should of course be rwx for everyone.
Read this post for the complete run down.
The silly thing is that Disk Utility fails to correct the permissions. I'm glad we found the cause.