Will 10.11 break MySQL?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Mork, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Mork macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    I read, here: http://www.macworld.com/article/294...rotection-will-shift-utilities-functions.html

    That the installer will remove files from /usr/local will (as I read the article) that don't belong to Apple.

    Well, that's exactly where MySQL installs via the installer.

    Is my MySQL installation going to completely break with 10.11?

    Hopefully, there is someway to modify the install program in this case, correct?

    Look forward to any replies.


    - m
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    If I am not mistaken, the installer will copy everything from /usr/local to a temporary location, install the system and then copy it back. Why this is done in this particular way, is not immediately clear to me. Anyway, when upgrading to 10.11, it might be a good idea to completely clean the /usr/local tree and reinstall the software you need afterwards. This way you will avoid possible subtle issues, reduce the installation time and also benefit from using the new improved compiler in 10.11 (assuming you are building from scratch). At any rate, that is what I did when I first installed 10.11 DP and I haven't had any issue with third-party utilities whatsoever (apart from minor annoyance with some tools that insist to be installed to /bin, which I had to resolve manually).
  3. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Cool, thank you! :)

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