Download MySQL Community Server, and install it.
Take note of the username and password it generates for you.
Add it to the PATH
Add the MySQL bin folder to your
PATH and restart your terminal:
# ~/.zshrc export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin/"
Change the password, then forget it.
$ mysql mysql> SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('your_new_password'); Query OK, 0 rows affected, 1 warning (0.00 sec)
.my.cnf file in your home folder so you don’t have to authenticate
when you are in your local dev environment.
# ~/.my.cnf [client] user=root password=password-from-eariler
Make this file only readable by you.
$ chmod 0600 ~/.my.cnf
Start it up
Start up MySQL Server from the System Preferences menu.
Now, you should be able to get to the MySQL console by typing