Bug #47314 Add the ability to choose the Innodb plugin to the Windows .msi
Submitted: 14 Sep 2009 20:26 Modified: 16 Oct 2012 4:54
Reporter: Patrick Crews Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Config Wizard Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.38 OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: Assigned Account CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: InnoDB plugin, msi, windows
Triage: Triaged: D5 (Feature request)

[14 Sep 2009 20:26] Patrick Crews
Description:
NOTE:  This is more of a feature request than a bug.  This really depends on how long we will offer both a plugin and the built-in, etc.

I believe we should add the ability for the users to choose if they want to use the built-in Innodb engine vs. the plugin.

As it currently works, if a user wants to use the .msi and the plugin, they must:
1) Install / configure the wizard with the .msi
2) Alter the my.ini file per the docs (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/innodb.html)
3) Restart the server

Additionally, if the user should happen to use the Instance config. wizard to alter anything with the server, they must repeat steps 2 and 3 again as their changes will be lost.

How to repeat:
Install the server with the plugin.

Follow the steps listed here: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/innodb.html
and add the listed changes to the my.ini file.

Restart the server to use the plugin (if desired)

Re-configure the server with the .msi wizard.

Observe that that plugin-specific changes have been removed.

Suggested fix:
Allow the user to pick (possibly via checkboxes) if they want to use the built-in vs. the plugin.

If we do go that route, we might also allow the user to choose the Innodb-specific I_S tables as well (via another checkbox).
[16 Oct 2012 4:54] Erlend Dahl
This won't be implemented, as it's only relevant to 5.1.