Installation Hints

  • Ubuntu:

  • sudo apt-get install mysql-server

  • OS X:

go to Community Editiondownload DMG, double click, follow instructions. Be sure to copy the password and save it somewhere (you will need it later)go to your OS X's Settings -> MySQL -> press "Start MySQL Server"open terminal, do the following:

  • cd (to switch to your home directory)

  • nano .bash_profile (to create a file called bash_profile)

    • type export PATH="/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH"

  • type CTRL+X to save the file

  • close the current terminal window, open a new terminal window

  • run mysql -u root -p, enter the password you saved earlier

    • once logged and you can see mysql command prompt, run: SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('new_password');

    • you should now be able to create databases, tables, etc.