Installing mySQL 5 on Leopard

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by efcjoe, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. efcjoe macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2007
    I just enabled Apache and PHP, now I'm wondering how to install mySQL on Leopard. I've Googled it and apparently it needs some tweaking to make it work. I downloaded the TAR file, where would I go from now?

  2. rezonat0r macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    It looks like people who upgraded from 10.4 to 10.5 with a pre-existing mySQL install can get it to work, but the latest DMG installer ( doesn't work 100% on a fresh 10.5 install.

    The installer works fine, except that it doesn't create its default databases for some reason. Hopefully they will get a 10.5 installer that actually sets up the database properly. If you already had existing databases I suppose you could copy them over and it might work, but I haven't tried yet.
  3. Mr.nix macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2007
  4. rezonat0r macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    I'm probably going to end up doing that. It just kills me that the built-in Apache and PHP work beautifully for me pretty much out of the box. mySQL had plenty of time to get this straightened out methinks, and now (Surprise! - not) there are multiple Leopard-problem posts just on the first page of their forums.

    Sometimes you get what you pay for. :(
  5. efcjoe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2007
    I'll have a look at MAMP and try that out until mySQL release a Leopard compatible package. Thanks.
  6. powerscombined macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008

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