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I get this error message too - I think because I can't actually start mysql, or it stops immediately after starting:
% sudo ./bin/safe_mysqld -user=mysql &
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/var
020314 00:27:53 mysqld ended
I don't get the command prompt back after running the safe_mysqld command ( I interrupt it with a crtl-c), unless I drop that trailing '&' argument. (Which I couldn't find it in the man page.)
But with or without the ampersand, the results are the same.
I tried ps auwx - mysql doesn't show up.
And thanks for the very helpful series!