The MySQL Installation Package includes a startup item that can be used to automatically start and stop MySQL.
To install the MySQL Startup Item:
Download and open the MySQL package installer, which is provided on a disk image
.dmg) that includes the main MySQL installation package, the
MySQLStartupItem.pkg installation package, and the
MySQL.prefPane. Double-click the disk image to open it.
MySQLStartItem.pkg file to start the
You will be presented with the Install MySQL Startup Item dialog.
Clickto continue the installation process.
A copy of the installation instructions and other important information relevant to this installation are displayed. Click.
Select the drive you want to use to install the MySQL Startup Item. The drive must have a valid, bootable, Mac OS X operating system installed. Click.
You will be asked to confirm the details of the installation. To change the drive on which the startup item is installed, click eitheror . To install the startup item, click .
Once the installation has been completed successfully, you will be shown an Install Succeeded message.
The Startup Item for MySQL is installed into
Startup Item installation adds a variable
MYSQLCOM=-YES- to the system
/etc/hostconfig. If you want to disable the automatic startup
of MySQL, change this variable to
After the installation, you can start and stop MySQL by running the following commands in a terminal window. You must have administrator privileges to perform these tasks, and you may be prompted for your password.
If you have installed the Startup Item, use this command to start the server:
sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM start
If you have installed the Startup Item, use this command to stop the server:
sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM stop