Bug #60860 MySQL Installer choose 32-bit binary for 64-bit platform.
Submitted: 14 Apr 2011 7:31 Modified: 5 Jul 2011 14:45
Reporter: Meiji KIMURA Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL for Windows: Installer Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.5.11.7 OS:Microsoft Windows (2008R2)
Assigned to: Iggy Galarza CPU Architecture:Any

[14 Apr 2011 7:31] Meiji KIMURA
Description:
http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/mysql-installer-for-windows.html

This page explains like this,

"Please note that each product is included in both 32 & 64 bit variations. The correct version is automatically installed on your system. You can still make a custom selection to override the default."

But when I installed them on MS Windows 2008R2(64-bit) with MySQL Installer,
all packages are installed on C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\. It is default directory for 32-bit binary. and 'SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES;' of MySQL 5.5 shows it is 32-bit bianry.

mysql> show global variables like 'version%';
+-------------------------+------------------------------+
| Variable_name           | Value                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------------+
| version                 | 5.5.11                       |
| version_comment         | MySQL Community Server (GPL) |
| version_compile_machine | x86                          |
| version_compile_os      | Win32                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

How to repeat:
o Installing MySQL Products on Win 2008 R2(64-bit) with default values.

Suggested fix:
MySQL Installer should choose 64-bit binary for Windows 2008 /R2.
[23 Jun 2011 13:24] Mike Lischke
64 bit support in release already.
[1 Jul 2011 15:17] Armando Lopez Valencia
Tested in OS: Windows server 2008 R2 x64
MySQL Installer build: 5.5.13.3
The installer is still not choosing x64 packages on x64 OS.
See attachment for details.
[5 Jul 2011 14:45] Armando Lopez Valencia
Tested in OS: Windows 7x64
MySQL Installer build: 5.5.13.3 pre-binary.