← Back to team overview

maria-discuss team mailing list archive

Re: New Question: zip or msi


I have asked a similar question before. This is the reply I had at the time
(quoted from memory):

The .zip contains everything that is part of MySQL. This includes the test
suite written in Perl and even *nix shell scripts etc. that will make no
sense for most Windows users as they most often don't have enviroments to
utilize it (a Perl environment, Cygwin etc.).

The .msi contains everything that is required to use and maintain the
server on Windows - but not what requires unix-style environments installed.

If you install the .msi and download and unpack the .zip and compare the
contents of the packages you will see a few folders in the .zip that are
not in your installation created with the .msi.

-- Peter
-- Webyog

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM, AskMonty KB <noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello,
> A new question has been asked in "What is in the different MariaDB
> releases?" by Swirl:
> --------------------------------
> Why is the "zip" that much bigger than the "msi"?
> Does it contain more info/code/tools or whatever?
> --------------------------------
> To view or answer this question please visit:
> http://kb.askmonty.org/en/zip-or-msi/
> _______________________________________________
> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~maria-discuss
> Post to     : maria-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~maria-discuss
> More help   : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp