Bug #89293 Could not load MySQL preference pane.
Submitted: 17 Jan 2018 21:53 Modified: 17 Jan 2018 22:18
Reporter: Rob Weaver Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.7.21 OS:MacOS (10.13.2 (17C205))
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[17 Jan 2018 21:53] Rob Weaver
The MySQL preference pane doesn't load after installing MySQL from the DMG.

How to repeat:
Install MySQL on a machine running 10.13.2

Found a link that claims the fix is to install 5.6 https://devmarketer.io/learn/do-not-install-mysql-macos-sierra-how-to-fix/, which doesn't make sense as I have 5.7.19 installed on my other Mac (although probably was upgraded)

Will try installing 5.6 on this machine and then 5.7 to see if that resolves the issue.
[17 Jan 2018 22:17] Rob Weaver
OK, never mind, I did a complete removal of MySQL using these commands:

sudo rm /usr/local/mysql
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/mysql*
sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/My*
rm -rf ~/Library/PreferencePanes/My*
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/mysql*
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/MySQL*
sudo rm -rf /private/var/db/receipts/*mysql*

Also made sure no processes were running, emptied trash and rebooted.

This time MySQL preference pane works.
[17 Jan 2018 22:18] Rob Weaver
Closing as a repeat on clean server didn't have this problem