MySQL startup item Mac OS X 10.6

First posted on the 25th June, 2011 – IT
Last modified on the 25th August, 2011, at 6:01 pm

Althogh checked in the preferences pane of system preferences an error occurs upon start stating that an insecure startup item was detected:
/Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings.

The issue and solution is described here. Solution is to change ownership of MySQL startup item to root:wheel then there is no issue:
sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM

Note don’t change the check box in the preferences as this will result in removal of the startup item and all associated ownerships.

This doesn’t appear to be a problem in 10.7.