Install MariaDB on Mac OSX

First you’ll need to install Homebrew if you don’t have it on your machine :

ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL”

If you already have homebrew installed, type brew update

Then : brew install mariadb

It will download and install some dependencies first (cmake, pidof, …) then it will download and build MariaDB on your mac.

It took around 7 minutes on my pc, so … go take a coffee :)

If this step finished successfully, congrats ! You have MariaDB running on your mac !

If not, type brew doctor and try to resolve all the problems before installing any package.

Now, type mysql to login. You’ll see something similar to this :

Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 28
Server version: 5.5.17 MySQL Community Server (GPL)

Copyright (c) 2000, 2013, Oracle, Monty Program Ab and others.

Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the current input statement.

MySQL [(none)]>

Type status, you should see a message similar to this one :

mysql  Ver 15.1 Distrib 5.5.32-MariaDB, for osx10.6 (i386) using readline 5.1

You can now create new users, grant to them some privileges and start working.

If you’re running MariaDB on a production environment, type mysql_secure_installation and follow the instructions.

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