In the root library directory on my Mac with Jaguar is a MySql folder perhaps if you just deletd it and resinstalled the older one...if you can find an older version.
I tried wordpress on a PC and couldnt get it to work either so, dont throw away your good stuff just for that.
No, he's having trouble installing wordpress , not MySql, and getting old versions of MySql for MacOSX is uite difficult- if that is indeed the cause. Then of course you should have backed up your data first before making changes.
Originally Posted by khummsein
default installation for mysql (mac binary from mysql.org) is /usr/local/mysql, so delete that folder.
then to install the older one from a self-installing package you also have to delete the receipt in /Library/Receipts.
you're having install troubles so i assume you don't have any data yet...