How to do eet? Frigg'n aye man. I tried the binary install, and it seemed like it worked. But when I try a simple connection in PHP, I get an ugly error message of: Code: Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in /Library/WebServer/Documents/index.php on line 19 Could not connect: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) Research showed it was a lack of a socket file. Researched it up, found nothing that helped. Do I create it? Is it already created? Who knows? You'd think a binary install file would take care of this!! Then I found this: http://developer.apple.com/internet/opensource/osdb.html but I wasn't able to follow the "Quick install Instructions" for some of the commands are not available under Mac OS X. You'd think the apple guy that published that document would have known that!! So. Whose done it? And how do I fix my messy installs so that I can get back on track?