Bug #90672 MySQL Community Database Server unexpectedly auto-starts at O/S boot time.
Submitted: 27 Apr 2018 21:06 Modified: 29 Oct 2018 18:25
Reporter: IT Contact Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:8.0.11 OS:MacOS (High Sierra 10.13.4)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:x86
Tags: autostart, checkbox unticked, computer starts up, MySQL Community Server

[27 Apr 2018 21:06] IT Contact
The MySQL Community Server auto-starts at the boot of the Operating System (O/S), although the checkbox labeled "Start MySQL when your computer starts up" is good and well unticked in the MySQL preference pane, and the MySQL Database Server stopped before restarting the O/S.

How to repeat:
If you go to the MySQL preference pane on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4, having the MySQL community Server edition version 8.0.11 installed: 

System preferences > MySQL

In this MySQL preference pane there is a checkbox having the following label: "Start MySQL when your computer starts up". When you untick that checkbox, the O/S asks you to enter your MacOS password and the checkbox is unticked. Then you can go further and click on the button labeled "Stop MySQL Server" in the same MySQL preference pane, just above the checkbox that we just unticked previously. Then the MySQL server active instance stops. 

Finally you restart your computer and after having logged in, if you go again to "System preferences > MySQL" you will see that the MySQL has been launched with the booting of the O/S, which is unexpected, knowing that the checkbox is still unticked but still the MySQL server is started at the boot of the O/S. This is clearly a bug that you should fix.
[4 May 2018 11:59] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.
[29 Oct 2018 18:25] Paul DuBois
Posted by developer:
Fixed in 8.0.12.

On macOS, the server autostarted at system boot time even when set
not to in the MySQL preference pane.