Bug #79961 The 'Change Installation Location' option has no function
Submitted: 13 Jan 2016 19:09 Modified: 23 May 2017 6:51
Reporter: Philip Olson Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.7.10 OS:Mac OS X (10.11.2)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: dmg, installation

[13 Jan 2016 19:09] Philip Olson
The "Change Installation Location" option has no function. The only available option is "Install for all users of this computer". The manual has an example:


When clicking "Change Installation Location" I expect an option to change the installation path, the path to where MySQL Server is installed. There is no such option, currently.

How to repeat:
1. Download MySQL for OS X, as a DMG
2. Open the DMG file 
3. Execute the PKG file
4. On the "Destination Select", choose "Change Install Location"

It's possible that specific conditions (that I do not meet) are required to allow options other than "Install for all users of this computer" but I'm not sure what those  are.

Suggested fix:
Either allow us to change the destination, or explain why we cannot.
[14 Jan 2016 5:34] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Philip,

Thank you for the report.