Bug #73069 MySQL Connector/Python MSI Installer Does Nothing
Submitted: 20 Jun 2014 18:57 Modified: 24 Jul 2014 10:55
Reporter: Grant Posner Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:Connector / Python Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version: OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: connector, installer, msi, python

[20 Jun 2014 18:57] Grant Posner
Description:
I have several versions of Python installed: 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4. I need to install the MYSQL connector for Python on Windows 8, but when I run any of the MSI installers from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/python/ the installer begins, says that it is "gathering required information", and then closes a split second later.
The progress bar moves forward a bit (less than 10%) initially, but then goes back to 0% as the installer closes; this makes me think that the installer is encountering an error and is rolling back anything it does, but without notifying me by using error dialogs or the like.

How to repeat:
Run any of the MSI installers from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/python/ on a Windows 8 computer.
[23 Jun 2014 8:34] Geert Vanderkelen
The MSI need to be reworked, especially when Python is not installed in the default location (C:\PythonXY). Is this the case on your machine?

This is not the best solution, but installing using the Generic Distribution and , using cmd or PowerShell, executing setup.py install should work for which every version you have installed. Also using pip. It might be a bit more Pythonic this way.

Note that the MSI for download are for 2.7, 3.2 and 3.3 only right now.
[23 Jun 2014 15:14] Grant Posner
I do have Python 3.3.5 installed at C:\Python33, but when I run the mysql-connector-python-1.2.2-py3.3.msi installer, it still gives up while "gathering required information".
[2 Nov 2015 11:18] Бекзат Шаяхметов
Could you tell me please if you have solved your problem? I have the same problem with the mysql connector (Python 3.4)