I have to install MongoDB on a Linode server with Ubuntu 10.04. So I decided to install it on my MBP first. It’s a cool little database, and John Nunemaker’s MongoMapper gem is a treat.
Here’s how I got the server installed and running as a daemon in Snow Leopard for local development.
Download, unpack, and install the pre-compiled 32-bit binaries:
curl -O http://downloads.mongodb.org/osx/mongodb-osx-i386-1.4.0.tgz tar xzf mongodb-osx-i386-1.4.0.tgz sudo mv mongodb-osx-i386-1.4.0 /usr/local/mongodb sudo mkdir /usr/local/mongodb_data /var/log/mongodb sudo chown -R root /usr/local/mongodb
(If you’re on a 64-bit machine, substitute in x86_64 for each i386 above.)