Installing mySQL 5 on Leopard

efcjoe

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Nov 1, 2007
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Hi
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?

Thanks
Joe
 

rezonat0r

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Nov 2, 2007
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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 (http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.0.html#macosx-dmg 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.
 

rezonat0r

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Nov 2, 2007
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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. :(
 

efcjoe

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