Posted by: 
Dominique De Cooman

When installing a xampp on mac os Mysql could throw an error #1153 - Got a packet bigger than 'max_allowed_packet' bytes
Solution : Extend the max_allowed_packet size located in Application/Xampp/xamppfiles/etc/my.cnf

On windows systems the file is called my.ini
On linux systems it is also my.cnf

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