Bug #90842 workbench install removes previous version
Submitted: 11 May 2018 23:40 Modified: 12 May 2018 14:48
Reporter: Doug Poulin Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:8.0CE OS:Microsoft Windows (Windows any)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[11 May 2018 23:40] Doug Poulin
Description:
We have two servers with different versions of MySQL.  One currently running 5.1 and the other 8.0 
MySQL Workbench 8.0 won't connect to the older database, and Workbench 6.3 won't connect to the newer database.
The problem is installing Workbench 8.0 removes the older version of the application so it is not possible to have two copies of workbench installed on the same machine.  Also you cannot re-install the older version without un-installing the newer version, because it gets a User already exists error.

How to repeat:
As described

Suggested fix:
Allow more than one version to exist on a desktop at a time.
[12 May 2018 14:48] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.