MySQL Installer 1.0.5 (R6all)

If you’re a programmer you know the feeling when you squashed a bug and by doing so created another. Haven’t been there for quite a while but just learned that I did exactly that with the MySQL Installer 1.0.4. And unfortunately it took me a while to find and fix the newly introduced bug. But I did and here we go now with the latest incarnation of the MySQL installer, namely version 1.0.5. All those who already own an older version can download the update from the “My Account” page.

What it does is:

  • Install MariaDB 10.0.38 (or newer, depending on what is current in the repository)
  • Copy existing data over to the /apps location
  • Enable the “one file per table” feature for InnoDB
  • Enable the “Barracude” format for InnoDB
  • Allows to enable/disable the MySQL daemon from the “Installed Apps” window

Caveat: While the app does copy existing data to the new location it will not copy it back on uninstall. So make sure to have a backup if you ever decide to remove the app again, otherwise you’ll be stuck with the data you had when you installed it (as said: the app copies the data, it doesn’t move it). Now, if you’re still interested, here’s finally the link to the app: