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MySQL (Community Server)


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 3/5/2019.

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.

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is
out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and
let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

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
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '16bf0ad985dd862c81f030438e7907872c2989fbb67548177f5853803d3fb803'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $packageName = 'mysql'
    $binRoot = Get-ToolsLocation
    $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}
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      unzipLocation  = $installDir
      url           = $url
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = $checksumType
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage  @packageArgs
    # find the unpack directory
    $installedContentsDir = get-childitem $installDir -include 'mysql*' | Sort-Object -Property LastWriteTime -Desc | Select-Object -First 1
    # shut down service if running
    try {
      write-host "Shutting down MySQL if it is running"
      Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c NET STOP MySQL"
      Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c sc delete MySQL"
    } catch {
      # no service installed
    # delete current bin directory contents
    if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$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 Corporation and/or its affiliates


Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
MySQL (Community Server) 8.0.14 1005 Monday, January 21, 2019 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 8.0.13 1567 Thursday, December 27, 2018 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.18 42068 Monday, April 10, 2017 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.17 11024 Monday, December 12, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.16 2996 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.15 1491 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.14 8109 Friday, July 29, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.13 829 Thursday, June 2, 2016 approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.12 730 Monday, April 11, 2016 approved
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