Bug #114010 Installer documentation has no mention of server_type
Submitted: 15 Feb 18:12 Modified: 8 May 21:35
Reporter: Sean M Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:8.0.36 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: Documentation Bug, server_type

[15 Feb 18:12] Sean M
When installed, my.ini contains a setting called server_type

There is no documentation in the reference manuals or anywhere online regarding the server_type parameter in the my.ini file.

I am filing a bug at the advice of MySQL Documentation Team member Jon Stephens here: https://forums.mysql.com/read.php?11,698739,698740#msg-698740

How to repeat:
Install MySQL
Inspect my.ini file and attempt to understand server_type setting

Suggested fix:
Add documentation for server_type
[16 Feb 5:00] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Sean M,

Thank you for the report and feedback.

[6 May 21:53] Jose Ramirez
Posted by developer:
The server_type variable has been removed from the server configuration file because it is only relevant to MySQL Installer. Instead, starting from version 1.6.11 the variable will be stored in the settings-<license>.xml file typically located at: C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Installer for Windows.
[8 May 21:35] Philip Olson
Posted by developer:
Fixed as of the upcoming MySQL Installer 1.6.11 release, and here's the proposed changelog entry from the documentation team:

The server_type variable was removed from the generated MySQL Server
configuration file, because it was only relevant to MySQL Installer. This
information is now stored in the MySQL Installer settings-{license}.xml

Thank you for the bug report.