Bug #70418 "New" MSI installer - platform confusion
Submitted: 25 Sep 2013 11:33 Modified: 3 Sep 2015 16:30
Reporter: Hartmut Holzgraefe Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL for Windows: Installer Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[25 Sep 2013 11:33] Hartmut Holzgraefe
Platform information (32/64bit) for the MSI installer is a bit confusing:

On the main download form, when selecting Windows as major platofrm, the installer entry says (as part of the image, not as real text):
* Windows (x86, 64-bit), MySQL Installer MSI

followed by ZIP entries:

* Windows (x86, 64-bit), ZIP Archive

* Windows (x86, 32-bit), ZIP Archive

which sort of implies that the Installer MSI is only available for 64bit.

(see http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql , select "Windows" as platform)

Then on the actual installer subpage the two available entries are:

 * Windows (x86, 32-bit), MSI Installer  (web installer)
 * Windows (x86, 32-bit), MSI Installer  (complete installer)

which now implies that only 32bit platforms are supported

(see http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/5.6.html )

Then again the installer itself seems to support both 32 and 64bit from within the same MSI package just fine ...

How to repeat:
See description

Suggested fix:
Properly name the Installer MSI as e.g. "(x86, both 32 and 64bit)"
[25 Sep 2013 12:31] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.
[20 Jul 2015 22:52] Javier TreviƱo
Posted by developer:
The only thing that needs to be changed is the image on http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql that displays "MySQL Installer 5.6 for Windows", the bottom part of the image reads:

"Windows (x86, 64-bit), MySQL Installer MSI"

it should read:

"Windows (x86, 32-bit), MySQL Installer MSI"

Everything else looks fine.
[3 Sep 2015 16:30] Jose Gabriel Valencia Ornelas
Posted by developer:
the image was corrected