Bug #33522 When installing Web Providers , get the object reference error
Submitted: 27 Dec 2007 1:31 Modified: 31 Dec 2007 13:36
Reporter: Joseph Whalley Email Updates:
Status: Can't repeat Impact on me:
None 
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:5.1.4 OS:Microsoft Windows (XP)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: Connector/Net, install, Web Provider

[27 Dec 2007 1:31] Joseph Whalley
Description:
I'm trying to install the 5.1.4 version of Connector/Net on VS 2005, SP1. It fails with the "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error that has been reported before. I did the install a step at a time, and it's failing when I select the "Web Provider" option. I need this for ASP.NET. I looked at machine.config, and there are no MySql lines in it. I deleted all registry entries first, even uninstalled the MySql Tools. The entry in the event log is not helpful.

I was able to install the prior version, but I could never get it to work as a provider for the SqlDataSource, and was hoping this would do it.

How to repeat:
Run an install, either with Full or Default, or specify the Core and Web Providers. It goes to the very end, then fails and rolls back.
[31 Dec 2007 13:36] Tonci Grgin
Hi Joseph and thanks for your report. By chance I installed c/NET 5.1.4 on two machines today using full install and found no problem. Can you please try uninstall tools offered by Microsoft and try removing all occurrences of prior c/NET versions. Btw, both machines had 5.0.8.1 installed and, after uninstallation, I had to remove the 5.0.8.1 driver from Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration / Assembly Cache by hand.