Auto-starting MySQL on Yosemite


I am unable to start CatDV Server on OSX Yosemite after a new install or reboot due to MySQL connection errors.


There is a known issue with MySQL installations on OSX Yosemite where it fails to auto-restart, which in turn causes CatDV Server to fail. The following steps will fix the problem;

1. Download the plist file from the FTP link below: –


2. Copy the downloaded plist file to the following folder: –


3. Open up a terminal session and run the following four commands, one at a time: –

sudo chown root /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysql.plist

sudo chgrp wheel /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysql.plist

sudo chmod 644 /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysql.plist

sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysql.plist

4.  And finally reboot the workstation.

Last updated – August 2015