Installing MySQL

  1. Go to the website
  2. From the download section of the site, download the package “Mac OS X (package format)” (ver 5.1 required)
  3. Open the downloaded .dmg file, and install the “mysql-5.1.XX-osx10.5-x86.pkg” package first.
  4. Then install “MySQLStartupItem.pkg” and finally “MySQL.prefPane”.
  5. Now you should see the new MySQL pane in the System Preferences window.


  6. Click on the MySQL pane and Start the server (for your ease you can check “Automatically Start MySQL on Startup”).