My team is switching from MySQL (which has downloadable packages for MacOS) to MariaDB and I'd like to switch on my Mac as well.

When going to MariaDB's download page, I only see packages for Windows and a few flavors of Linux. My first assumption was "okay, MariaDB doesn't offer packages for MacOS" but when searching, I was able to find this page which says that .pkg files are available: https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/installing-mariadb-server-pkg-packages-on-macos/

But I wasn't able to actually locate a downloadable package, either in .pkg form or in .tar.gz form.

I see that it is available via Homebrew (which I'm using), but I was hoping to get an "official" package.

  • Have you contacted that company about this? – fsb Dec 4 '18 at 22:30

You can download the latest (November 2018) release with an official macOS build here:


They do not provide macOS pkg builds for later versions such as 10.2, 10.3 or (alpha) 10.4.

  • Just realized I had the wrong site (duh). It's too bad they don't provide builds for MacOS anymore. Does everyone just use Homebrew, or does everyone use Docker? – Christopher Schultz Dec 4 '18 at 22:34
  • Mix of both. Homebrew is generally very popular. – jksoegaard Dec 4 '18 at 23:02
  • I decided to mark my own answer as "correct", but up-vote yours. – Christopher Schultz Aug 19 '19 at 17:47

Grr... I found out my problem. I had gone to MariaDB.com instead or MariaDB.org.

Downloading from https://downloads.mariadb.org/ has all the packages I was expecting except for the .tar.gz version for MacOS. I guess they only provide a .pkg file.

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