Install MongoDB, MySQL, and Postgres on a mac in 4 steps
Step 0 - Install
Homebrew is a package manger that simplifies all database installs and management on a Mac.
Step 1 - Install MySQL
brew install mysql
# This wil precisely install MySQL version 5.6 brew install mysql56
Step 2 - Install Postgres
brew install postgres
At some point, you'll need to create a user so here's the simple command:
createuser -d -a -s -P postgres
Step 3 - Install MongoDB
Whenever I'm building an ExpressJS app, MongoDB is my DB of choice.
brew install mongodb
Step 4 - Database management
Homebrew is great for downloading and installing packages but even better for managing local databases for development. The interface is also known as Homebrew Services.
If you see this error, it can either mean that there are permission issues or things did not install correctly.
Learn to Read the Error Logs
I generally suggest we first look at the error logs and see if we can better understand the problem.
The error log can be found here:
nano /usr/local/var/mysql/[look for your username].err
Common MySQL Errors
I've seen a lot of errors in my lifetime and when it comes to MySQL, here are a few more common ones.
If you can't make sense of the error log, then one option is to uninstall mysql and re-install everything.
brew uninstall mysql # Clean things up brew cleanup --force # Remove any associated files or folders launchctl unload -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist # Remove any plists that might be lingering around rm ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist # Remove the MySQL folder with recursion and force sudo rm -rf /usr/local/var/mysql
brew install mysql # Check your installation ps aux | grep mysql # Initialize the MySQl daemon mysqld --initialize --explicit_defaults_for_timestamp # Start the MySQL server (don't use sudo) mysql.server start