Bug #64783 WinInstaller doesn't support CustomBuild with choice of Server install directory
Submitted: 28 Mar 2012 5:52 Modified: 12 May 2016 17:56
Reporter: Josh Quigley Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL for Windows: Installer Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version: OS:Windows (7, x64)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: windows, x64

[28 Mar 2012 5:52] Josh Quigley
Task: On Windows 7, x64, perform a 32-bit 'everything' MySql install into custom directory (for example) D:\Program Files (x86)\MySql. The OS is installed on C:\

Problem: When 'Custom' install is selected, the field for MySql Server disappears.  When the main install path is changes, this leads to components being installed in a variety of places - spread between C:\Program Files\MySql, C:\Program Files (x86)\MySql and D:\Program Files (x86)\MySql

How to repeat:
Run installer on x64 Windows 7
Select 'Custom'
Stare in frustration as the ability to choose SQL Server install location disappears.

Suggested fix:
Have the Sql Server Install directory appear on the second page, only when Sql Server is selected to be installed 


Have it always on the first page and live with a slightly unintuitive GUI.
[28 Mar 2012 6:29] Valeriy Kravchuk
For "no install ZIPs" just go to the product page (for example, http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.5.html for server 5.5.) and check the list for something like "Windows (x86, 64-bit), ZIP Archive", click the button and use your favorite mirror, like http://dev.mysql.com/get/Downloads/MySQL-5.5/mysql-5.5.22-winx64.zip/from/http://gd.tuwien... ...
[28 Mar 2012 12:16] MySQL Verification Team
The issue is the 32-bit package on 64-bit computer and custom install?. Thanks.
[29 Mar 2012 3:24] Josh Quigley
Yes, that is the issue.

[29 Mar 2012 3:27] Josh Quigley
To clarify: 
The problem is the install location of the database cannot be set when you do a custom install.

(A 32bit install on a 64bit machine REQUIRES a custom install, hence the problem appears)
[31 Mar 2012 13:34] Valeriy Kravchuk
What I see on 64-bit Windows 7 is that there is no way to control location of MySQL Installer itself (it installs into c:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL) and MySQL Connector J. Everything else is installed to the directory I had pointed out during "Custom" install of everything.
[1 May 2012 1:00] Bugs System
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a month, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
[20 Jun 2012 17:13] Javier Rivera Zavala
A fix for this bug has been submitted and should be available at the latest MSI.
[12 May 2016 17:56] Javier Rivera Zavala
This issue has already been fixed in a previous version.