Unistall MySQL on Mac??

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  1. tech0925 macrumors member

    tech0925

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    I was trying to install MySQL on my iMac and screwed something up. LOL I dragged the zip files to my var folder and extracted it. I am not sure where the files went. I am also now getting a blue home and net button along with a .DS_Store file, that I cannot delete, on my desktop that is driving me crazy. How can I completely uninstall all the MySQL files that I just installed. I don't want to accidentally delete something that I shouldn't.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    From Terminal you can use the following to find references to where MySQL may be installed, then you can browser there and check the created/modified dates to see if they match with when you were installing.

    Code:
    sudo find / -name "mysql" -print
    The command may take a few minutes to complete.
     
  3. 1911 macrumors member

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    Unistall MySQL on Mac??

    Why were you trying to install MySQL?
    All Macs ship with MySQL already installed.
    BTW, you also get Apache and PhP.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    Not all Macs ship with MySQL. My Mac certainly didn't.
     
  5. 1911 macrumors member

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    Oops!

    I do apologize for that.
    I have two iMacs and a Mac Mini, all which shipped with MySQL installed.
    Very poor generalization on my part!
     
  6. Winni macrumors 68030

    Winni

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    Very poor generalization indeed. I've owned more than a dozen Macs over the last six years, and NONE of them had MySQL pre-installed. But then again, I only had the desktop version of OS X on my machines and not OS X Server -- OS X Server really comes with MySQL pre-installed.

    But maybe you mistake MySQL with SQLite, which is what most Apple software uses as its storage engine.

    Anyway -- for uninstalling MySQL from OS X, maybe this blog helps:

    http://akrabat.com/computing/uninstalling-mysql-on-mac-os-x-leopard/

    I also would only use the official MySQL DMG image to install the software on OS X; it can be downloaded from the MySQL website.
     

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