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Remove MySQL completely from Mac OSX

Remove MySQL completely

  1. Open the Terminal

  2. Use mysqldump to backup your databases

  3. Check for MySQL processes with: ps -ax | grep mysql

  4. Stop and kill any MySQL processes

  5. Analyze MySQL on HomeBrew:

    brew remove mysql
    brew cleanup
    
  6. Remove files:

    sudo rm /usr/local/mysql
    sudo rm -rf /usr/local/var/mysql
    sudo rm -rf /usr/local/mysql*
    sudo rm ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist
    sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
    sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/My*
    sudo rm -f /usr/local/etc/my.cnf
    
  7. Unload previous MySQL Auto-Login:

    launchctl unload -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist
    
  8. Remove previous MySQL Configuration:

    subl /etc/hostconfig` 
    # Remove the line MYSQLCOM=-YES-
    
  9. Remove previous MySQL Preferences:

    rm -rf ~/Library/PreferencePanes/My*
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/mysql*
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/MySQL*
    sudo rm -rf /private/var/db/receipts/*mysql*
    
  10. Restart your computer just to ensure any MySQL processes are killed

  11. Try to run mysql, it shouldn't work

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