macos my.cnf mysql pid

Mysql connect to server: Access denied for user [email protected]

edit9: Is it a possibility that I’m simply missing a few permissions on folders? I’d really, REALLY appreciate some more suggestions..

edit3: As this post did not get enough replies and it is absolutely vital I get this going as soon as possible I reconstructed my post to display what I think I have deducted so far.

Note: logging in normally via numerous different commands simply did not work.

My process:

  1. Removed mysql running the following commands (did I forget anything?):

sudo rm /usr/local/mysql
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/mysql*
sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/MySQL*
rm -rf ~/Library/PreferencePanes/MySQL*
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/mysql*
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/MySQL*
sudo rm -rf /var/db/receipts/com.mysql.*

  1. Downloaded mysql-5.7.9-osx10.10-x86_64.dmg from

  2. Installed mysql-5.7.9-osx10.9-x86_64.pkg using a standard install on standard location. (Why is the pkg 10.9 while I downloaded 10.10? My OS X version is 10.10 yosemite)

  3. I get a notification that a temporary password for [email protected] has been created. I wrote this down perfectly.

Here is where the problems start.

  1. Attempting to start mysql server via terminal with:

    sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start

    Starting MySQL
    .. ERROR! The server quit without updating PID file (/var/run/mysqld/

  2. After some research about this pid file I realized I needed to create my.cnf in /etc, so I did..

    cd /usr/local/mysql/support-files/
    sudo cp my-default.cnf /etc/my.cnf

  3. Edited and saved my.cnf..
    cd /etc
    sudo nano my.cnf
    , entered the line
    pid-file = /var/run/mysqld/

  4. Created the directory..

    sudo mkdir /var/run/mysqld
    sudo touch /var/run/mysqld/
    sudo chown -R mysql:mysql /var/run/mysqld

  5. Assuming my.cnf should be all set now including the pid file. I tried to start the server again. However nothing has changed.

Okay, so then I decided fine, I’ll try to change the password that was temporarily set when I installed.

  1. I stop the mysql server (it shouldn’t be running, but just in case). sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server stop. This might be interesting because I end up in some sort of shell form in which I am not able to do anything whatsoever. I have to restart terminal from here.

  2. Trying to start mysql in safe mode with sudo mysql_safe --skip-grant-tables returns:

    151110 10:28:10 mysqld_safe Logging to ‘/usr/local/var/mysql/Robs-MacBook-Pro.local.err’.
    151110 10:28:10 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/var/mysql
    151110 10:28:10 mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /usr/local/var/mysql/ ended

So again it’s all about this pid file.. I have no values set for basedir/datadir/port/server_id/socket here.. Perhaps that is it? If so what values should I set here?

Other errors that regularly occur when I fiddle around with different suggestions on the internet include:
Access denied for user [email protected] using password: yes/no

Cant connect to mysql server through socket ..

/usr/local/var/mysql/data/mysqld.local.err last few lines:

2015-11-17T08:13:55.755115Z 0 [Warning] TIMESTAMP with implicit DEFAULT value is deprecated. Please use --explicit_defaults_for_timestamp server option (see documentation for more details).
2015-11-17T08:13:55.756291Z 0 [Warning] 'NO_ZERO_DATE', 'NO_ZERO_IN_DATE' and 'ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO' sql modes should be used with strict mode. They will be merged with strict mode in a future release.
2015-11-17T08:13:55.756310Z 0 [Warning] 'NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER' sql mode was not set.
2015-11-17T08:13:55.780792Z 0 [Warning] Insecure configuration for --secure-file-priv: Current value does not restrict location of generated files. Consider setting it to a valid, non-empty path.
2015-11-17T08:13:55.781750Z 0 [Note] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld (mysqld 5.7.9) starting as process 94 ...
2015-11-17T08:13:55.796438Z 0 [Warning] Setting lower_case_table_names=2 because file system for /usr/local/mysql/data/ is case insensitive
2015-11-17T08:13:55.802783Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use GCC atomic builtins
2015-11-17T08:13:55.802816Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Uses event mutexes
2015-11-17T08:13:55.802826Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: GCC builtin __atomic_thread_fence() is used for memory barrier
2015-11-17T08:13:55.802834Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.3
2015-11-17T08:13:55.804723Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Number of pools: 1
2015-11-17T08:13:55.808009Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Using CPU crc32 instructions
2015-11-17T08:13:55.821713Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, total size = 128M, instances = 1, chunk size = 128M
2015-11-17T08:13:55.843514Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool
2015-11-17T08:13:55.898365Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Highest supported file format is Barracuda.
2015-11-17T08:13:55.935027Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Creating shared tablespace for temporary tables
2015-11-17T08:13:55.935222Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Setting file './ibtmp1' size to 12 MB. Physically writing the file full; Please wait ...
2015-11-17T08:13:55.950640Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: File './ibtmp1' size is now 12 MB.
2015-11-17T08:13:55.952035Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: 96 redo rollback segment(s) found. 96 redo rollback segment(s) are active.
2015-11-17T08:13:55.952061Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: 32 non-redo rollback segment(s) are active.
2015-11-17T08:13:55.952538Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Waiting for purge to start
2015-11-17T08:13:56.070486Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: 5.7.9 started; log sequence number 2471474
2015-11-17T08:13:56.070792Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Loading buffer pool(s) from /usr/local/mysql-5.7.9-osx10.9-x86_64/data/ib_buffer_pool
2015-11-17T08:13:56.071268Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: not started
2015-11-17T08:13:56.072953Z 0 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
2015-11-17T08:13:56.075825Z 0 [Note] InnoDB: Buffer pool(s) load completed at 151117 9:13:56
2015-11-17T08:13:56.086709Z 0 [Warning] Failed to set up SSL because of the following SSL library error: SSL context is not usable without certificate and private key
2015-11-17T08:13:56.112666Z 0 [Note] Server hostname (bind-address): '*'; port: 3306
2015-11-17T08:13:56.112759Z 0 [Note] IPv6 is available.
2015-11-17T08:13:56.112804Z 0 [Note] - '::' resolves to '::';
2015-11-17T08:13:56.113081Z 0 [Note] Server socket created on IP: '::'.
2015-11-17T08:13:56.180223Z 0 [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
2015-11-17T08:13:56.180406Z 0 [Note] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld: ready for connections.
Version: '5.7.9' socket: '/tmp/mysql.sock' port: 3306 MySQL Community Server (GPL)

Outcome to a nice suggestion from Vasfed:
Then, creating the txt file as described. Entered the command with my used directory and filename: mysqld_safe --init-file=/home/mysql-init &
Which returns: Robs-MacBook-Pro:home leroyklotz$ 151118 09:25:23 mysqld_safe Logging to '/usr/local/var/mysql/Robs-MacBook-Pro.local.err'.
151118 09:25:23 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/var/mysql
/usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe: line 129: /usr/local/var/mysql/Robs-MacBook-Pro.local.err: Permission denied
rm: /tmp/mysql.sock: Permission denied
/usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe: line 166: /usr/local/var/mysql/Robs-MacBook-Pro.local.err: Permission denied
151118 09:25:23 mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /usr/local/var/mysql/ ended
/usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe: line 129: /usr/local/var/mysql/Robs-MacBook-Pro.local.err: Permission denied

Granting permissions on Robs-MacBook-Pro.local.err and mysql.sock (which is still called mysql.sock.lock, does this matter?)does not completely solve the issue, error message now reads:

Robs-MacBook-Pro:~ leroyklotz$ mysqld_safe --init-file=/home/mysql-init &
[1] 747
Robs-MacBook-Pro:~ leroyklotz$ 151119 09:13:51 mysqld_safe Logging to '/usr/local/var/mysql/Robs-MacBook-Pro.local.err'.
151119 09:13:51 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/var/mysql
rm: /tmp/mysql.sock: Permission denied
151119 09:13:53 mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /usr/local/var/mysql/ ended