Bug #62101 mysql-connector-net-6.4.3.msi installer fails with "a network error occurred"
Submitted: 6 Aug 2011 1:37 Modified: 8 Aug 2011 14:15
Reporter: David Smith Email Updates:
Status: Can't repeat Impact on me:
None 
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:6.4.3 OS:Microsoft Windows (Windows 7 64bit)
Assigned to: Julio Casal CPU Architecture:Any

[6 Aug 2011 1:37] David Smith
Description:
MSI installation of the mysql .net connector fails with an error message similar to, "A network error occurred reading data from [download path]/mysql.data.msi".

Renaming the installer file from "mysql-connector-net-6.4.3.msi" to "mysql.data.msi" fixes this issue. I'm guessing the file name is hard-coded in the installer project somewhere.

How to repeat:
1 Download the mysql connector binary package from the MySQL web site.
2 Double-click the downloaded file, "mysql-connector-net-6.4.3.msi"
3 Choose typical installation and click through the wizard.
4 Installation fails with a popup dialog.

Suggested fix:
In the installer project, replace the hard-coded value "mysql.data.msi" with a variable that indicates "this file".
[6 Aug 2011 16:54] Valeriy Kravchuk
I do not see any problem on 32-bit Windows XP. So this is an OS-specific bug.
[8 Aug 2011 14:15] Julio Casal
Not enough information was provided for us to be able to handle this bug. Please re-read the instructions at http://bugs.mysql.com/how-to-report.php

I just tried this in Windows 7 64 bit and the installation completed successfully.

If you can provide more information, feel free to add it to this bug and change the status back to 'Open'.

Thank you for your interest in MySQL.