How to install MySQL on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install MySQL on macOS using Homebrew. MySQL is an open source relational database management system.

What is MySQL?

“MySQL is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS). MySQL is offered under two different editions: the open source MySQL Community Server and the proprietary Enterprise Server. MySQL Enterprise Server is differentiated by a series of proprietary extensions which install as server plugins, but otherwise shares the version numbering system and is built from the same code base.” ~ Wikipedia

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install MySQL on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install mysql 

Brew Commands

This section provide a quick set of commands on how to install MySQL on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update             # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search mysql       # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match.
$ brew info mysql         # Displays information about the given formulae.
$ brew install mysql      # Install the given formulae.
$ brew cleanup            # Remove any older versions from the cellar.

Related Post

After you have installed MySQL on macOS, you should also read how to run MySQL on macOS.

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MySQL on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.

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