Bug #59407 Add "uninstalling MySQL" page to manual
Submitted: 10 Jan 2011 23:18 Modified: 2 Aug 2012 19:49
Reporter: Roel Van de Paar (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: Paul Dubois CPU Architecture:Any

[10 Jan 2011 23:18] Roel Van de Paar
Description:
Search Google, I can see there are uninstall pages for WorkBench and MySQL Enterprise Monitor in our manual, but it doesn't look like there is much documentation on how to uninstall MySQL.

How to repeat:
Google queries:
"uninstalling mysql" +workbench -monitor site:dev.mysql.com/
"uninstalling mysql" -workbench +monitor site:dev.mysql.com/
"uninstalling mysql" -workbench -monitor site:dev.mysql.com/

Suggested fix:
Add a page which lists how to properly *and cleanly* remove MySQL on various OS'es (Linux, Windows...), having used various installation methods (tar ball, RPM, zip, msi...)
[11 Jan 2011 7:34] Shane Bester
Docs do seem very bleak.  Only mention of uninstalling I see is:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/windows-installer-uninstalling.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-linuxunix-excerpt/5.1/en/solaris-installation-pkg.html
[11 Jan 2011 12:47] Peter Laursen
.. and also make it clear what automatic installers (.exe, .RPM) remove and do not remove when using the normal uninstall procedures of the OS/distro (Control Panel in Windows, 'rpm' command, YaST GUI On SuSE etc.)