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MySQL: Installing and starting MySQL On Mac

June 30th, 2013 by jeremychone
  1. Download latest native Package (i.e. .dmg) here: MySQL Download
  2. See installation doc (install MySQL and the startup items

Startup Items Info from doc

The Startup Item for MySQL is installed into /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM. The Startup Item installation adds a variable MYSQLCOM=-YES- to the system configuration file /etc/hostconfig. If you want to disable the automatic startup of MySQL, change this variable to MYSQLCOM=-NO-.


shell> sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM start


shell> sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM stop

See source

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