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MySQL on mac

  1. Download the community server .dmg from the mysql website. Install as usual.
  2. Download mysql gui tools (if you are too lazy to use the command line stuff) and its a lot like MySQL on windows
  3. Setting up the service is involved, see here [osxfaq] and this post.
Mysql is installed under /usr/local/mysql/bin

UPDATE:
MySQL provides binaries for the great GUI tools for Mac OS 10.4 only, and I had some mysterious crashed when creating/editing tables. Downloading and installing the fixed prefpane [here] seems to have fixed that.

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