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Before installation of MySQL, the user has to ensure that all MySQL server instances have stopped running. This can be done by using the MySQL manager application, which is present on macOS server or the preference pane or by using the mysqladmin shutdown on the command line. MySQL can be installed using the package installer. As of this recent version of 5.7, running on recent versions of MAC OS X, there is a MySQL Control Panel found in System Preferences. Opening it reveals: Opening it reveals: It is self-explanatory how to use this, but you can effectively 'turn off' this version of MySQL to avoid competing with, say, the XAMPP installation.

  1. Installing and Running MySQL on macOS / Mac OS X. The first step in setting up a MySQL database server on your Mac is to download the MySQL installer. MySQL offers a free edition called the MySQL Community Server. Click the link below to be taken to the download page for the MySQL Community Server.
  2. Sep 03, 2021 MySQL and macOS. This is the MySQL macOS extract from the MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual. For legal information, see the Legal Notices. For help with using MySQL, please visit the MySQL Forums, where you can discuss your issues with other MySQL users. Document generated on: 2021-09-03 (revision: 70738).
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MySQL is a relational database management system. MySQL is the widely used database server in the world. This tutorial helps you to install MySQL database server on macOS Sierra 10.12 and High Sierra 10.13 and other supported versions using Homebrew.

Step 1 – Prerequisites

Before starting the installation of MySQL using this tutorial you must have the following prerequisites

  • Terminal: You must have Mac Terminal access and little knowledge about working with the terminal application.
  • Homebrew: Homebrew is a popular package management tools used for installing most open source software like Node. Here is the Homebrew installation tutorial

Step 2 – Install MySQL on macOS

At this time of writing this tutorial, Homebrew has MySQL 5.7.21 version in its main repository. Start a terminal and run command to install MySQL:

Wait for the installation process finish. Now you just need to configure things so that your MySQL server is auto-started

Also, you have to set a strong password for the MySQL root account. Use the following command to set a new password. Make sure to use a strong password.

Step 3 – MySQL Configuration

MySQL server has been installed on your system. The binary files are installed under /usr/local/bin directory and all the MySQL related files are created under “/usr/local/var/mysql” directory. The main confiugration file is created at:

You can use above file to customize your MySQL server. Now, Connect to MySQL server using the command:

Step 4 – Manage MySQL Service

There are mysql.server command available under /usr/local/bin directory, which is used to manage MySQL service. You can use mysql.server command with options status, stop, start, or restart MySQL service on your system.

All done. You have running MySQL server on your system. What next? Visit our MySQL tutorial section to create and manage databases from the command line.

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Let us understand how MySQL can be installed on macOS.

There is a package that is located inside a disk image (a .dmg) file which needs to be mounted on by double clicking on the icon in the Finder. The next step is to mount the image and display the contents of it.

Before installation of MySQL, the user has to ensure that all MySQL server instances have stopped running. This can be done by using the MySQL manager application, which is present on macOS server or the preference pane or by using the mysqladmin shutdown on the command line.

MySQL can be installed using the package installer. Let us see how this can be done.

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  • The disk image (.dmg) file (whose community version is also available) needs to be downloaded. This would contain the MySQL package installer. Refer the official website as in the below screenshot −

  • The MySQL installer package downloaded above and now present on the disk needs to be double−clicked.

  • It is given a name based on the version of MySQL that has been downloaded. If the MySQL server version is 8.0.22, then the name would be mysql-8.0.22-osx-10.13-x86_64.pkg.

  • The initial wizard introduction screen is used to reference the MySQL server version which needs to be installed.

  • Click on ‘Continue’ to begin the installation of the package.

  • The MySQL community edition also shows a copy of the relevant GNU General Public License.

  • Click on ‘Continue’ and then ‘Agree’ so as to continue.

  • From the page on ‘Installation Type’, the user can either click on ‘Install’ to execute the installation wizard using all the defaults, or click on ‘Customize’ to alter the specific components that needs to be installed (such as MySQL server, MySQL Test, Preference Pane, Launchd Support −− all but MySQL Test are enabled by default).

  • The ‘Change Install Location’ option is available, but the installation location cannot be changed.

  • The ‘Install’ has to be clicked on to install MySQL Server.

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  • The installation process ends here if a current MySQL Server installation is being upgraded, otherwise the wizard's additional configuration steps for the new MySQL Server installation need to be followed.

  • Once MySQL Server has been successfully installed, the configuration steps need to be completed by choosing the default encryption type for passwords, as well as enable or disable the MySQL server at startup.

  • The default MySQL 8.0 password mechanism uses caching_sha2_password (Strong).

  • This step also allows the user to change it to mysql_native_password (Legacy).

  • When the legacy password mechanism is chosen, it alters the generated launchd file to set −−default_authentication_plugin=mysql_native_password under ProgramArguments.

  • Choosing strong password encryption woudln’t set −−default_authentication_plugin since the default MySQL Server value is used, that is caching_sha2_password.

  • A password is defined for the root user, and toggle to know whether MySQL Server should start after the configuration step is complete or not.

  • Summary is the final step which references a successful and complete MySQL Server installation. The wizard needs to be closed.

MySQL server is finally installed.

If the user chooses to not start MySQL during startup, then either launchctl from the command line should be used or start MySQL by clicking 'Start' with the help of the MySQL preference pane.

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When the package installer is used to complete the installation, the files are installed into a directory in /usr/local which matches the name of the installation version and platform.

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Let us take an example to understand this: The installer file is mysql−8.0.25−osx10.15−x86_64.dmg which installs MySQL into /usr/local/mysql−8.0.25−osx10.15−x86_64/ with a symlink to/usr/local/mysql. The macOS installation process doesn’t create nor install a sample my.cnf MySQL configuration file.

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