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