Bug #72176 installer unable to proceed with upgrade if no internet connection
Submitted: 1 Apr 2014 6:29 Modified: 14 Jul 2014 23:05
Reporter: Shane Bester (Platinum Quality Contributor) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL for Windows: Installer Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.6.17 OS:Windows (vista, xp)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[1 Apr 2014 6:29] Shane Bester
Try running standalone mysql-installer-community- to upgrade an existing installation without network connectivity.   The "skip checking for updates" checkbox doesn't prevent the installer trying to connect to internet.

See attached screenshot...

How to repeat:
1. yank network cable.
2. run installer.
3. check for updates fails. 
4. checking the box has no effect 'skip the check for updates'
5. "Next" button is greyed out.
[1 Apr 2014 6:30] MySQL Verification Team
On a fresh install you can get into the same predicament if first the check is done and fails.  Then you cannot rerun it and skip the update check, because button remains greyed out.
[1 Apr 2014 6:40] MySQL Verification Team

Attachment: bug72176_upgrading_to_5.6.17.jpg (image/jpeg, text), 54.79 KiB.

[7 May 2014 9:35] Torben Pauls

i'm facing the same problem while trying to update mysql version 5.6.13 in a windows server 2008 r2 environment.

Are there any solutions yet?

kind regards,

[3 Jul 2014 13:51] Johannes Taxacher
Posted by developer:
Sorry for the long delay on this issue.
Until this problem is resolved properly, you can use the Commandline interface of the MySQL Installer to upgrade on a system that doesn't have an internet connecion:

- install the update msi and close the GUI
- open a windows console window (under administrative privileges)
- navigate to the mysql installer directory (usually found under %ProgramFiles%\MySQL\MySQL Installer)
- execute the following command:
  MySQLInstallerConsole.exe --action=upgrade
[17 Jul 2014 1:42] Philip Olson
Thank you, sorry for the copy-n-paste error.

This bug is fixed as of the upcoming Windows Installer 1.3.7 release, and here's the changelog entry:

The upgrade process required an Internet connection, even with the "Skip
the check for updates" option checked.

Thank you for the bug report.
[13 Jan 2016 16:32] Desiree Gennaro
This is still an issue with mysql-installer-community- and Windows Installer 1.4. The (non-web) installer is attempting to download a MySQL Server update, but it should have been included in the initial Windows Installer package.