Maria DB notes
I'm starting a new project, and might as well use MariaDB.
First step is to install on my Mac Pro. Here are the instructions from MariaDB; oddly there are no native .dmg builds yet.
I found it a bit more convenient to install from Macports. Pretty easy:
sudo this stuff:
port install mariadb port install mariadb-server cd '/opt/local' ; /opt/local/lib/mariadb/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir='/opt/local/var/db/mariadb' & /opt/local/lib/mariadb/bin/mysql_secure_installation
Add /opt/local/lib/mariadb/bin/ to PATH.
Happily, the macports installer creates a launchd config. You might have to load it:
cd /Library/launchd launchctl load -w org.macports.mariadb-server.plist
Make sure it is not still running when you try to load it. Shut down with:
/opt/local/lib/mariadb/bin/mysqladmin shutdown -p