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MySQL

MySQL can be installed using Homebrew:

$ brew install mysql

It will output something like:

==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/mysql-5.7.15.el_capitan.bottle.tar.gz

######################################################################## 100.0%

==> Pouring mysql-5.7.15.el_capitan.bottle.tar.gz

==> Using the sandbox

==> Caveats

We've installed your MySQL database without a root password. To secure it run:

mysql_secure_installation

To connect run:

mysql -uroot

To have launchd start mysql now and restart at login:

brew services start mysql

Or, if you don't want/need a background service you can just run:

mysql.server start

==> Summary

🍺  /usr/local/Cellar/mysql/5.7.15: 13,510 files, 445.9M

So we follow the instruction printed by Homebrew and execute the commands

$ mysql.server start
$ mysql_secure_installation

It will ask us first to enable password security:

$ mysql_secure_installation

Securing the MySQL server deployment.

Connecting to MySQL using a blank password.

VALIDATE PASSWORD PLUGIN can be used to test passwords
and improve security. It checks the strength of password
and allows the users to set only those passwords which are
secure enough. Would you like to setup VALIDATE PASSWORD plugin?

Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No:

Make your choice. The setup will ask you for the new password two times:

Please set the password for root here.

New password: 

Re-enter new password:

In the next steps, just pick yes by typing y and hitting Enter until the setup finished:

By default, a MySQL installation has an anonymous user,
allowing anyone to log into MySQL without having to have
a user account created for them. This is intended only for
testing, and to make the installation go a bit smoother.

You should remove them before moving into a production
environment.

Remove anonymous users? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y

Success.

Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from
'localhost'. This ensures that someone cannot guess at
the root password from the network.

Disallow root login remotely? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y

Success.

By default, MySQL comes with a database named 'test' that
anyone can access. This is also intended only for testing,
and should be removed before moving into a production
environment.

Remove test database and access to it? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y

 - Dropping test database...

Success.

 - Removing privileges on test database...

Success.

Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes
made so far will take effect immediately.

Reload privilege tables now? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y

Success.

All done!

The setup is done.

If you want to stop the MySQL server just type

$ mysql.server stop