mySQL 5.5.23 will not start on OSX 10.7.3

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http://serverfault.com – I originally installed mySQL on OSX and it started fine. I was able to connect with mySQL workbench and create a database. However, after a reboot mySQL will no longer start. The launch fails with the following message taken from the error log: [ERROR] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld: unknown option '--skip-locking' Also checked the activity monitor and there is no other mySQL process running. Thanks for your help. (HowTos)