This is more a note to myself to remember what I’ve done rather than a real post.

Today I decided to remove an old version of MySQL I had installed on my MacBook Pro to install the nice BitNami MAMP stack. I’ve decided to move to the BitNami MAMP stack because it will be then really straightforward to install several nice Open Source applications I would like to play with.

To get rid of the previous version of MySQL I’ve done the following:

  1. sudo rm -rf /usr/local/mysql*
  2. sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
  3. sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/MySQL.prefPane
  4. Remove the line “MYSQLCOM=-YES-” from /etc/hostconfig
  5. sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/mysql*
  6. sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/MySQL*