Installing MySQL with MackPorts on OSX


sudo port -d selfupdate


Check Installing NginX on OSX guide.



Installation and configuration

Install mysql and mysql server

sudo port install mysql56 mysql56-server

Add mysql to system $PATH.

You can do it by executing either of below commands

# export PATH=$PATH:/opt/local/lib/mysql56/bin 
sudo port select mysql mysql56

Setup main databsae:

sudo -u _mysql mysql_install_db 
sudo chown -R _mysql:_mysql /opt/local/var/db/mysql56/ 
sudo chown -R _mysql:_mysql /opt/local/var/run/mysql56/ 
sudo chown -R _mysql:_mysql /opt/local/var/log/mysql56/ 

Setup root password

/opt/local/lib/mysql56/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p password 

Autoload MySQL after reboot

sudo port load mysql56-server

Starting and stopping MySQL server

Start MySQL with:

sudo port load mysql56-server

Stop MySQL with:

sudo port unload mysql56-server

Tweaking .bash_profile for handy aliases

# mysql start, stop, restart aliases
alias mysql-start="sudo port load mysql56-server"
alias mysql-stop="sudo port unload mysql56-server"
alias mysql-restart="mysql-stop; mysql-start;"


If you having problems with connection you might want to check out this troubleshooting page: Check: Warning: mysqliconnect(): (HY000/2002): No such file or directory_


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