Bug #56195 Installer in custom mode does not have an option for data folder location
Submitted: 23 Aug 2010 17:49 Modified: 10 Jan 2013 11:03
Reporter: Elena Stepanova Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.6.0-m4 OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: regression

[23 Aug 2010 17:49] Elena Stepanova
In Custom Setup screen, where 5.5 used to have 'Server data files' option, 5.6.0 shows 'Debug binaries' instead; and the data files go into the default folder, e.g. under ProgramData on Server 2008.

Screenshot is attached.

How to repeat:
- run the installer
- choose Custom setup type
- see the screen
(optionally: choose non-default server location, go through installation process and see that the datadir in running server is still default)

Suggested fix:
Restore the option. 
There were some changes done in bug#55169 regarding the installer and allowed options, but I think all comments suggest that users should still be able to set non-default *data* location.
[23 Aug 2010 17:50] Elena Stepanova
MySQL Server 5.6.0 installer: Custom Setup

Attachment: installer_560.jpg (image/jpeg, text), 35.69 KiB.

[10 Jan 2013 11:03] Erlend Dahl
The installer has been replaced in 5.6.6, so closing as "won't fix".