Stephen Quick

How to remove MySQL installation on Mac

February 17, 2014

Note: Original article from 2012, I don’t use MAMP anymore, I use a vagrant/local mysql installation via homebrew.

I don’t know if this is important anymore, the original article I linked to is broken, but here’s the original commands:

sudo rm /usr/local/share/mysql
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/share/mysql*
sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/My*
edit /etc/hostconfig and remove the line MYSQLCOM=-YES-
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/mysql*
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/MySQL*
sudo rm -rf /var/db/receipts/com.mysql.*

This is for when MAMP is used for your web server purposes. It might work for overall mysql installations(mysql is under the share folder after all), but it’s been a while since I’ve used MAMP. I’m going to make it a point to actually update my articles in the future.

Tip: Use this command to find everything related to mysql.

sudo find / | grep -i mysql

Stephen Quick

Written by Stephen Quick, a software developer based in Houston, Texas.