Stuttgart: a rainy day, waiting for Iftar. Good time for good news!
During my vacation I read about a request for a MariaDB package for Mac OS X and did some research. Back from vacation I have an alpha version of MariaDB package for Mac OS X for our community to test.
Caution: this is the first installer I ever wrote on a Mac, so use it on a test system only!
I would like you to test the installer and provide us with feedback.
Known issues in the MariaDB installer:
- The Preferences Pane app for starting/stopping the server instance is missing
- The installer for setting up MariaDB as a Startup Item is missing.
Side node: while digging into the Mac installer I found two
bugs in the MySQL Mac OS X installer.
Mac installer does not work as documented
Mac installer’s postflight script does not work all the time
You can grab the package from here:
By LenZ 2010-08-27 - 21:07
Hey Hakan! Very cool. I remember when I first created the original Mac OS X packages for MySQL – seems like they haven’t changed much since then. Likely these bugs are mine 🙂
And thanks for reporting them in the bug tracker – the links above actually both point to bug #56279, by the way!
By admin 2010-08-27 - 21:21
Hej Lenz! Nice to hear from you again. I fixed the link for bug #56280. I “wrote” the installer with PackageMaker, which is quite buggy for it self.
By Antony 2010-08-27 - 22:33
I made Mac dmg packages for my WL820 branch … to make it easier for people to try out the branch. It was an interesting exercise.
By Alessandro 2010-09-03 - 02:39
Very, very nice! Having successfully replaced MySQL with MariaDB on Linux I was looking forward to start testing MariaDB on my own MacBook as well. Your Mac OS X package is exactly what I was looking for.
By Alan 2011-03-22 - 17:58
Would you be willing to share your Installer pmdoc file(s)? I’d like to help you develop them if I can, and also update to the latest MariaDB binaries, and possibly add an additional installer for 5.2. Send me an email if you’re willing to share and collaborate.
By admin 2011-03-30 - 13:54
I compiled the package with the graphical package tool of Mac OS X. Meanwhile I found the packaging scripts for Mac OS X from MySQL times. I can give you some pointers how to get the sources, if you want.
By Leigh Daniels 2011-10-05 - 01:08
I just ran your installer on my Macbook Air under Mac OS X Lion and it worked perfectly.
I made a tarball of the old mysql data/ directory and moved it to the MariaDB directory and unpacked it. Then I used the System Preferences MySQL Preferences Pane to restart MariaDB and everything is there! Sequel Pro and MySQL Workbench both report MariaDB running.
Thank you so much for making this installer!!
By passage 2011-12-30 - 15:44
where is locate MariaDB after installation ? i see nothing in /Applications or /Library/Applications ….
By Hakan Küçükyılmaz 2012-01-23 - 10:40
It is installed in /usr/local just like on Linux.