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MySQL (Community Server)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/20/2018.

MySQL Community Edition is the freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database. It is available under the GPL license and is supported by a huge and active community of open source developers.

To install MySQL (Community Server), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install mysql

To upgrade MySQL (Community Server), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade mysql


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # MySql Package
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageName = 'mysql'
    $packageType = 'msi'
    $silentArgs = '/passive'
    $url = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $binRoot = Get-BinRoot
    $installDir = Join-Path $binRoot "$packageName"
    $installDirBin = "$($installDir)\current\bin"
    Write-Host "Adding `'$installDirBin`' to the path and the current shell path"
    Install-ChocolateyPath "$installDirBin"
    $env:Path = "$($env:Path);$($installDirBin)"
    if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($installDir)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($installDir) | Out-Null}
    $tempDir = "$env:TEMP\chocolatey\$($packageName)"
    if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($tempDir)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($tempDir) | Out-Null}
    $file = Join-Path $tempDir "$($packageName).zip"
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile "$packageName" "$file" "$url" "$url64"
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip "$file" "$installDir"
    # find the unpack directory
    $installedContentsDir = get-childitem $installDir -include 'mysql*' | Sort-Object -Property LastWriteTime -Desc | select -First 1
    # shut down service if running
    try {
      write-host "Shutting down MySQL if it is running"
      Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c NET STOP MySQL"
      Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c sc delete MySQL"
    } catch {
      # no service installed
    # delete current bin directory contents
    if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$installDirBin")) {
      write-host "Clearing out the contents of `'$installDirBin`'."
      start-sleep 3
    # copy the installed directory into the current dir
    Write-host "Copying contents of `'$installedContentsDir`' to `'$($installDir)\current`'."
    [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory("$installDirBin") | Out-Null
    Copy-Item "$($installedContentsDir)\*" "$($installDir)\current" -Force -Recurse
    $iniFileDest = "$($installDir)\current\my.ini"
    if (!(Test-Path($iniFileDest))) {
      Write-Host "No existing my.ini. Creating default '$iniFileDest' with default locations for datadir."
    "@ | Out-File $iniFileDest -Force -Encoding ASCII
    # initialize everything
    Write-Host "Initializing mysql if it hasn't already been initialized."
    try {
      if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($defaultDataDir)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($defaultDataDir) | Out-Null}
      Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c '$($installDirBin)\mysqld' --defaults-file=$iniFileDest --initialize-insecure"
    } catch {
      write-host "MySQL has already been initialized"
    # install the service itself
    write-host "Installing the mysql service"
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c '$($installDirBin)\mysqld' --install"
    # turn on the service
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c NET START MySQL"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Oracle


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.17 10662 Monday, December 12, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.16 2955 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.15 1451 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.14 8073 Friday, July 29, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.13 803 Thursday, June 2, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.12 700 Monday, April 11, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 791 Thursday, March 17, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.11 950 Friday, February 5, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 795 Wednesday, December 9, 2015 approved
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