Bug #31546 Connector/Net 5.1.3 RC will not install
Submitted: 11 Oct 2007 20:24 Modified: 17 Oct 2007 22:38
Reporter: Lynn Eriksen Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
None 
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.3 OS:Microsoft Windows (XP)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: install, MySql.Data, Visual Studio

[11 Oct 2007 20:24] Lynn Eriksen
Description:
Connector/Net 5.1.3 will not install on my machine. When I start the .msi all I get is the following "Another version of this product is all ready installed. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove programs on the Control Panel." The only problem is the I have uninstalled all on the Connector/Net and MySql Tool for Visual Studio and it still shows the error. If there were some useful log information I might be able to solve the problem, but all I get is the same message box with the above text. This started when I installed a early beta of 5.1.x.

Can you please point me to a fix - which I am guessing would be a registry fix, or provide an instalation log.

How to repeat:
Start the Mysql.data.msi on my machine.

I know - not much.

Suggested fix:
Can you please point me to a fix - which I am guessing would be a registry fix, or provide an instalation log.
[15 Oct 2007 13:03] Tonci Grgin
Hi Lynn and thanks for your report. I believe you're hitting a recent change which disallows you to have both 5.1 and 5.0 c/NET installed on the same machine. Is this the case? If so, just remove 5.0.
[15 Oct 2007 18:54] Lynn Eriksen
I have unintalled all 5.0 entries, cleaned out the GAC and the machine.config. Still a no go. I think I have a corrupted install somewhere. Any whay you can help me unroot it pointing me the right way in the registry?
[15 Oct 2007 20:35] Reggie Burnett
Lynn

Google for a pair of utilities named msiinv and msizap.  msiinv will list all the products that think they are installed.  msizap will kill a product given its product code.
[17 Oct 2007 8:27] Tonci Grgin
Lynn, did the suggested utilities helped?
[17 Oct 2007 15:47] Lynn Eriksen
I am working on it now. I can already see a few 5.0x installs in the msiinv.exe output.

I will let you know how it goes.

Thank you for the advice!
[17 Oct 2007 16:14] Lynn Eriksen
That worked!

Thank you guys!
[17 Oct 2007 18:29] Tonci Grgin
Lynn, glad everything works.

Thanks for your interest in MySQL.
[17 Oct 2007 22:38] Lynn Eriksen
And thank you Tonci and Reggie, as always.

Lynn