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Desperately seeking MYSQL uninstall instructions

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5:50 pm on Mar 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Greetings, all. I am relatively new at this, so please be patient :). I am trying to run wordpress on my local apache server (OSX 10.3.9). I made the mistake of installing mysql v5.0, instead of v4.0. Apparently WP is not compatible with v5.0. I would like to uninstall v5.0, and I am completely and utterly lost. Any suggestions? Anyone?
11:36 pm on Mar 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How did you install MySQL v5.0? Did you use the official package [dev.mysql.com]?

If so, you should be able to run the installer again and choose "Uninstall." If that option doesn't exist (been a while since I ran the installer), then check the README for details on what gets installed where, and start deleting stuff.

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I can't say enough good things about Marc Liyanage's pages:

[entropy.ch ]

3:00 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I was just about to link to that page, timster. However, I'm pretty sure that removal tool is *not* intended for removing MySQL 5.x.

At least, I think that's the purpose of the [34] part of this line:

RECEIPT=`ls -1 /Library/Receipts/  perl -n -e 'chomp; print "/Library/Receipts/$_\n" if -d "/Library/Receipts/$_" and /mysql-(standard-)?
[34]
/'  tail -1`

I would ask about the shell script and it's suitability for removing MySQL 5.x in Marc's forum [entropy.ch]. He and others familiar with his distributions and code are accessible through that forum.