Bug #48389 Cannot start Workbench 5.2.6-alpha on Windows 32-bit
Submitted: 28 Oct 2009 19:30 Modified: 18 Nov 2009 13:59
Reporter: Chris Calender Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:5.2.6 OS:Microsoft Windows (Vista 32-bit)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: runtime error, won't start
Triage: Needs Triage: D1 (Critical) / R6 (Needs Assessment) / E6 (Needs Assessment)

[28 Oct 2009 19:30] Chris Calender
Description:
Workbench 5.2.6 will not start on Windows 32-bit.

It will install fine (if you manually uninstall previous version of WB 5.2).

However, when you go to start it, it hangs for a bit, and then throws a runtime error.

-- error --

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program C:\Pro...

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

How to repeat:
1. Install (complete) version of Workbench 5.2.6 on Windows 32-bit.

2. Try to start it.

Suggested fix:
Allow it to start up properly.
[29 Oct 2009 16:12] Chris Calender
Just a comment:

For me, it only fails to start on Vista 32-bit (Home Premium).

However, it starts up fine on XP 32-bit (XP Pro Service Pack 2).
[29 Oct 2009 22:28] Dave Nechodom
Install successful.
Fails to start on WinXP Pro + SP3, Dell Optiplex 740, 2gb
[16 Nov 2009 18:11] Chris Calender
Happens with both installer and no-install versions.
[17 Nov 2009 22:08] Johannes Taxacher
MySQL Workbench now also depends on Microsoft .net Framework 3.5
installing the framework fixed the problem on chris calenders machine.
updated installer will be included in 5.2.8
[18 Nov 2009 13:59] Tony Bedford
The main docs have been updated with .NET 3.5 as a requirement.

An entry has also been added to the 5.2.8 changelog:

MySQL Workbench did not start correctly. On start up it generated the following error:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program C:\Pro...

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.