I followed the instruction to install My SQL Server on Mac with homebrew and was successful. However, When I tried to install MySQL Workbench 8.0 I had issues so I checked some tutorials on Youtube to solve them. I believe it worked.
However, looking at tutorials I realized it seems possible to easily install MySQL Server on Mac without the need for Homebrew. So I have 2 questions:
- Is homebrew really needed? Why is it not mentioned in tutorials such as this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL7lPYTmZyQ
- I would like to uninstall/undo Homebrew and the instructed action I did in order to get the MySQL server directly from the MySQL website. How can I do that? I blindly followed the instructions on Terminal but I have no clue how to undo them.
Thank you for your help,
Thanks for reaching out.
As suggested in the other thread you opened, did you obtain any answer from the developers?
Otherwise – no, Homebrew is not compulsory and is generally by far the best option to install MySQL on a Mac. Since we started suggesting Homebrew to our students, our Q&A significantly diminished in terms of questions about installation MySQL on a Mac.
Nevertheless, you might be in a different situation. Therefore, to uninstall Homebrew, please execute the script that has been suggested in their FAQ page in Terminal:
Hope this helps.
Thank you. I decided to keep Homebrew for now as everything is working well and I am very happy with the course. I will try o to download the server directly a day I will feel adventurous 🙂