Bug #68331 Installation confuses path "C:/Program Files/" with "C:/Programs/"
Submitted: 10 Feb 2013 10:48 Modified: 13 Jan 2015 7:53
Reporter: Jon Halling Email Updates:
Status: Duplicate Impact on me:
Category:MySQL for Windows: Installer Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Windows (Win7)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[10 Feb 2013 10:48] Jon Halling
During installation the program path is shown in installation GUI as "C:\Program Files\MySQL\" even though browsing and selecting path "C:\Program\MySQL\". Installer still installs everything in correct path "C:\Program\MySQL\" though. So far just confusing GUI.

Real problem comes when trying to start the MySQL server, as it tries to execute "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin\mysqld". Naturally, nothing exists in that path, as program was installed in "C:\Program\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin\mysqld".

How to repeat:
Run installer on a Windows 7 system that has "C:/Program/" as default installation location. For example Swedish version of Windows.

Suggested fix:
Update installer to handle path information correctly.
[12 Feb 2013 9:58] Erlend Dahl
Thank you for the bug report.