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  Web Apps with Tiger: Security and MySQL
Subject:   need to start mysql before mysql_secure_installation
Date:   2005-08-31 15:36:54
From:   schmura22
For all those newbies out there, you'll need to start mysql as root before you can change your settings to the secure type.


"sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM start"


Voila.