I had to reconfigure my Macbook after sending it for repairs. During the reconfiguration period, I noticed the instructions I linked to in "Setting up a local MongoDB connection" were outdated.
Here's an updated version on how to install MongoDB on a Mac.
There are a few steps:
First, you install Homebrew. If you're curious about what Homebrew is, read this article.
# Installs Homebrew /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Second, find the MongoDB tap.
brew tap mongodb/brew
Third, install MongoDB.
brew install mongodb-community
MongoDB is now installed on your computer. To use MongoDB, you need to create the
/data/db folder with this command:
sudo mkdir -p /data/db
You also need to give permissions to use it:
sudo chown -R `id -un` /data/db
Now you can follow the rest of the article to set up your MongoDB connection.
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