Bug #29204 Error product.cab
Submitted: 19 Jun 2007 9:44 Modified: 20 Jun 2007 8:07
Reporter: paolo lanzoni Email Updates:
Status: Can't repeat Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:5.xx OS:Windows (vista 64 Ultimate)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: error

[19 Jun 2007 9:44] paolo lanzoni
Installing any package give me an error 
1335: cabinet file 'product.cab' required for this installation is corrupted and cannot be used. this could indicate a network error, an error reading form the CDROM, or a problem with the package

I also get this error installing the Tools 5.0 and all the odbc driver.

How to repeat:
install the packages
[19 Jun 2007 9:54] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the report.

We have not problem with installation on Windows Vista in our environment.

Please indicate accurate version of each package you are trying to install.
[19 Jun 2007 10:51] paolo lanzoni
I have Vista Italian version 64 Ultimate edition ( just got the new pc ), all service pack applied.
I finally was able to install 5.0 GA , but I'm still not able to install the ODBC driver 3.5 and 5.0 (3.5 install fine but I don't see the driver loaded when I tri to create the odbc connection from the control panel, 5.0 give the error and don't install )and the tools 5.0 .
[19 Jun 2007 11:52] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report. I was not able to repeat this issue on
Windows Vista Ultimate X64.
[19 Jun 2007 12:27] paolo lanzoni
I will try with a clean install :(
[19 Jun 2007 13:25] Stein Wasbø
I got exactly the same error msg when trying to install under XP (32bit).
Tried both v. 5.0, v.6.0 and the Win tools. Same error every time.

I had downloaded from the Norwegian mirror site. Then I downloaded the 6.0 version from a UK site, and the installation went OK. Seems to be some kind of error in the install files on some morror sites....
[19 Jun 2007 14:42] paolo lanzoni
Yes Stein is right, most mirrors have files that don't install correctly, also those files have wrond MD5 signature, so now I'm up and running except for the ODBC wich I need badly.
When I install ( the one I found who have the correct MD5 ) all seem OK no error but when I go to the ODBC Manager I can see only the MSSQL driver installed !
Any suggestion, thanks a lot.
[19 Jun 2007 16:22] Bogdan Degtyariov
64-bit windows runs 64-bit ODBC Admin by default. In order to add or edit a 32-bit Data Source Name you have to run 32-bit ODBC Administrator odbcad32.exe from WINDOWS\SYSWOW64 directory that contains 32-bit DDLs.
[20 Jun 2007 8:07] paolo lanzoni
Thanks a Lot.

All working fine ;)

[26 Jun 2007 18:55] Louis Breda van

I have exactly the same problem when trying to install:
- 5119 server and also
- odbc3.51.16 

Tried this on a windowsXP 32 bit machine

Please have it fixed soon!!


Louis van Breda
[2 Jul 2007 17:30] Throstur Lastname
 Download from Denmark :D

For some servers the md5 for mysql-essential-5.0.41-win32.msi is: 
but supposed to be

I am sure that this issue is only corrupted MSI files on some mirrors. Heanet in Ireland has a corrupted version if I remember correctly.
[3 Jul 2007 12:08] dmitry nesterenko
i downloaded two installation archives:
 1. mysql-essential-5.0.41-win32.msi
 2. mysql-noinstall-5.0.41-win32.zip

The first of them (the *.msi one) has exactly the same problem with message about product.cab file.
The second (*.zip noinstall) report a problem in archive during it testing. Although, during extracting files from zip archive i received two error messages:
    - error unpacking mysqlcheck.exe
    - error unpacking mysql-debug.pdb
My platform is win 2003 sp2 and win xp sp2
[5 Jul 2007 19:49] Ashutosh Gawande
Hi all,
it seems that the following mirror is having bad file

United Kingdom [The UK Mirror Service / Canterbury, Kent] HTTP FTP 

please use other UK server.

Thanks and Regards,
[6 Jul 2007 12:23] Louis Breda van

I noticed that some people are referring to a "corrupt file / mirror". This is nonsence.

I noticed the problem on mysql5119 and odbc316. I think the problem does affect other mysql files as wel.

So, it can not be related to a corrupt file.


[6 Jul 2007 12:23] Louis Breda van

I noticed that some people are referring to a "corrupt file / mirror". This is nonsence.

I noticed the problem on mysql5119 and odbc316. I think the problem does affect other mysql files as wel.

So, it can not be related to a corrupt file.


[14 Jan 2008 14:12] Usama El-Mokadem
MySQL Tools: mysql-gui-tools-5.0-r12-win32.msi, Error 1335 'product.cab', Win32 XP-SP2

Attachment: mysqlTools5err1335.jpg (image/pjpeg, text), 36.43 KiB.

[27 Mar 2008 15:17] Denver Coneybeare
I had the same problem with the "corrupt product.cab" message displaying during installation.  I'm using WinXP SP2 and attempting to install MySQL GUI Tools 5.0-r12.  As suggested in a previous comment, downloading the MSI installer from the Denmark mirror instead of my default Canada mirror fixed the problem and the installation completed successfully.
[20 Jun 2008 23:19] Hontvari Jozsef Levente
The Hungarian mirror is also wrong. Danish mirror contains a valid file.
[16 Sep 2008 21:21] Charles Sherman
Same issue:

Running XP Pro SP2 and I tried a couple of the Canadian missors and received the error.

Downloaded from the Denmark mirror and the isntallation worked.
[11 Jun 2009 10:40] TR Balaji
Why do we have so many mirrors having wrong version? It is better to have a 
right version even though old one.
[20 Sep 2011 15:52] manjeet kumar
these problems are happening cause yours OS is not properly installed. product.cab and data1.cab are few essential components of windows OS if not installed correctly will give you lot of installation errors.