Short tutorial on how to install MySQL 5.5 on Mac OS X 10.6.
Point your browser to the MySQL download page and download the “Mac OS X 10.6 64-bit DMG-Archive”. The DMG (Disk IMage) may open automatically depending on your configuration. If it does not, double-click it.
Double-click on the
mysql*.pkg to start installation of the MySQL server:
Read important information:
Accept license agreement:
Accept standard location and install MySQL:
Allow the installer to modify your system by entering your password:
Now install the MySQL preferences pane (will go into System Prefences) which lets you start and stop the MySQL server:
Choose who can use the pane:
Open System Preferences, clock on MySQL and you can start/stop MySQL server or choose whether MySQL should start automatically at system startup:
If you want to start MySQL automatically at system startup, you should install the startup item: