Install MySQL5 Server on Apple Mac Leopard with MacPorts
Previously I wrote a post on “installing postgresql 8.2 on Leopard with macports“, seem like quite a no. of people also interested to know how to MySQL5 as server on Mac Leopard with MacPorts.
As usual, it’s advice to update your port before installing any latest software from Macports. To update your Macports;
sudo port -v selfupdate
To configure MySQL5 as server on your Mac Leopard, here are the steps.
sudo port -v install mysql5 +server
After installation, you have to run this command to installd default database;
sudo -u mysql mysql_install_db5
To start MySQL5, run this command;
sudo /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5/mysql5.wrapper start
After you have started MySQL, change your MySQL’s root default password;
mysqladmin5 -u root password
If you would like to start MySQL when machine boot up, add the start up script into launchctl. To learn more about launchctl, type