Aston J

Posts Tagged ‘OS X’

Clean Yosemite install (How to)

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by AstonJ No Comments

Just putting this up mainly for my own benefit, but if it helps you too – great!

This guide covers the following:

  • Backing up your files
  • Clean Install
  • Restoring files, settings, passwords, etc


How to install PostgreSQL on Mac OS X

Posted on: August 10th, 2012 by AstonJ 5 Comments

There are a number of ways to install Postgres on Mac, here’s three. While these instructions are for a clean install of Lion, they may work for Mountain Lion.

How to install MySQL on Lion (Mac OS X )

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by AstonJ 16 Comments

If you want to install MySQL on Lion it’s pretty easy, just head on over and download the DMG from (for lion you’ll need the 64bit DMG Archive).

Clean Lion install for Ruby Development

Posted on: November 24th, 2011 by AstonJ No Comments

I know there’s a few of these posts around, but I wanted to do one purely for my own notes if nothing else. Particularly as I will be setting things up a little differently (partly because I have just installed a SSD and will be using more than one drive and…) because some of the other posts are already out of date, especially since the latest update of Xcode which does not come with GCC. You are welcome to follow this guide, but remember you do so at your own risk.

(Pretty much works for Mountain lion too.)