10/10/2015 - 5:31 PM

Install MySQL on El Capitan using Homebrew

Install MySQL on El Capitan using Homebrew

Install MySQL on OS X El Capitan

Normally the installation of MySQL can be achieved with a single command, which executes a script provided by MacMiniVault : bash <(curl -Ls http://git.io/eUx7rg)

However, at the time of writing the script is not compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)

Install MySQL using Homebrew

An alternative to the aforementioned installation script is installing MySQL using Homebrew. This gist assumes you already have Homebrew installed, if not first read the article "Homebrew and El Capitan"

Make sure Homebrew has the latest formulae, so run brew update first
-OR- make sure Homebrew has MySQL version 5.6.27 as default formulae in its main repository :

  • Enter the following command : brew info mysql
  • Expected output: mysql: stable 5.6.27 (bottled)

Next install MySQL with : brew install mysql

###Additional configuration Open Terminal and execute the following commands :

  • To have launchd start mysql at login :
    ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/mysql/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • To load mysql immediately :
    launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist
  • Finally add the mysql directory to your PATH environment variable in .bash_profile :
export MYSQL_PATH=/usr/local/Cellar/mysql/5.6.27  
  • Reload shell and type mysql -v to confirm
    Expected output : Server version: 5.6.27 Homebrew
    Quit the mysql CLI via mysql> \q

###Configure MySQL Open Terminal and execute the following command to set the root password:
mysqladmin -u root password 'yourpassword'

Important : Use the single ‘quotes’ to surround the password and make sure to select a strong password !

###Database Management To manage your databases, I recommend using Sequel Pro, a MySQL management tool designed for OS X