Am running drupal on MAMP (on a Macbook Pro using OSX 10.7.3). It seems to run ok apart from the fact that I keep on getting the error:
Cannot set variable `max_allowed_packet` to `536870912` in your database configuration!
Probably you do not have proper privileges on the database server.
I have created a my.cnf file in the MAMP/Library directory (a copy of my-medium.cnf. The only change I have made in this is to comment out the line
to avoid multiple error messages like the above. The max_allowed packet as defined in the file is the default value and not 536870912.
I have disabled the update status module as I understand this can cause this problem.
Can anyone help me to solve it? By the way, I have run update.php