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Part VII: Appendixes > Setting Up MySQL (Mac OS X)

Setting Up MySQL (Mac OS X)

MySQL for Mac OS X is basically MySQL for UNIX. It’s not for the timid. Setting it up involves using the Terminal window for command-line input, and probably learning more about system security than you ever wanted to know. The process is not as simple as it is on Windows. If you’re willing to give it a try, however, the instructions here were created to make the installation as painless and friendly as possible.

Before You Begin

You’ll need to know a few pieces of information about your particular system before you can proceed. Take a moment to find these things, and jot them down for easy reference:


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