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Investigate changes in SERVER-46398: Remove default dbpath when starting mongodb on macOS

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      Downstream Change Summary

      We are removing the default dbpath for macOS:

      • strongly encourage the desired behaviour (use a packaged install) via docs
      • also inform users about the option of creating and specifying a dbpath via docs (eg using a path in their home directory)

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      macOS Catalina runs in a dedicated, read-only system volume. Consequently, the default dbpath of "/data/db" is not writeable. This issue is discussed in more detail in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58283257/mongodb-cant-find-data-directory-after-upgrading-to-mac-os-10-15-catalina

      Since this default will not work on Catalina and later, we should remove the default dbPath for macOS.

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              andrew.feierabend@mongodb.com Andrew Feierabend (Inactive)
              backlog-server-pm Backlog - Core Eng Program Management Team
              Andrew Feierabend Andrew Feierabend (Inactive)
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