Bug #96872 MySQLWorkbench app fails in OSX Mojave Python conflict
Submitted: 13 Sep 23:43 Modified: 17 Nov 12:32
Reporter: Andres Mujica Email Updates:
Status: No Feedback Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version: OS:Mac OS X (10.14.6)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:x86
Tags: mysqlwb, python

[13 Sep 23:43] Andres Mujica
Description:
mysqlworkbench is not working in OSX 10.14.6 it fails like this:

/Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/MacOS/MySQLWorkbench
Your PYTHONPATH points to a site-packages dir for Python 3.x but you are running Python 2.x!
     PYTHONPATH is currently: "/Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/Resources/libraries"
     You should `unset PYTHONPATH` to fix this.

The only python installed in the system is the default one.

/Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/MacOS/MySQLWorkbench --log-level debug3 --log-to-stderr
Logger set to level 'debug3'. '1111111'
18:41:20 [INF][      WBContext]: Logger set to level 'debug3'
18:41:20 [DB1][      Workbench]: Initializing mforms
18:41:20 [DB2][ mforms backend]: Initializing mforms factory
18:41:20 [DB1][      WBContext]: Creating WBContext
18:41:20 [INF][   WBContext UI]: Initializing workbench context UI with these values:
	base dir: /Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/Resources
	plugin path: /Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/PlugIns
	struct path: /Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/Resources/grt
	module path: /Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/PlugIns:/Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/Resources/plugins
	library path: /Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/Resources/libraries
	user data dir: /Users/andresmmujica/Library/Application Support/MySQL/Workbench
	open at start:
	open type:
	run at startup:
	run type:
	Force SW rendering: No
	Force OpenGL: No
	quit when done: No
18:41:20 [INF][      WBContext]: WbContext::init
18:41:20 [DB1][  GRTDispatcher]: starting worker thread
18:41:20 [DB1][  GRTDispatcher]: worker thread running
Your PYTHONPATH points to a site-packages dir for Python 3.x but you are running Python 2.x!
     PYTHONPATH is currently: "/Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/Resources/libraries"
     You should `unset PYTHONPATH` to fix this.

How to repeat:
Install MYSQLWB in a clean install of MacOS Mojave

Suggested fix:
I've tried a lot of stuff, so that's why I'm here.  I suspect it uses hardcoded python path and sets the pythonpath to it's own libraries.

As the default python is 2.7 and the libraries are 3.x that's why it fails.  I cannot remove default python.
[17 Oct 12:32] Miguel Solorzano
Please try new version 8.0.18. Thanks.
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