It is little bit of tricky to install especially mysql on Mac, but workbench is very simple to install but lets walk towards our preparation and installation, the below download the apps, you will need to download MySQL 64 bit architecture for 10.7 dmg file but it is still fine if you are on ML or Maverics
Once we download and lauch mysql installation, we will have 3 packages, keep installing them and continue the process below
issue this command:
cd ; vi .bash_profile
and add this line
and issue this command one more time
and lets see our mysql version
mysql -v Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 7 Server version: 5.6.15 MySQL Community Server (GPL) Copyright (c) 2000, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
set the root password:
/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'yourpasswordhere'
and we are all good with the installation of Mysql, you may now install workbench and test our database