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How to Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 20 04

Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 20.04

MySQL Workbench is a GUI applicationand it provides data modeling, SQL development, and comprehensive administration tools for server configuration, user administration, backup, and much more. MySQL Workbench is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

In this tutorial we will discuss about how to install MySQL Workbench Community Edition version on ubuntu 20.04

Install Mysql workbench using apt repo

First we need to update all the packages are up to date in your system.

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sudo apt update

Now we need to download apt repository from official Mysql page. and click on download and it redirects to Login or signup free account page.you can select 'No thanks, just start my download' option at the bottom and save the file.otherwise you can run below command to download it.

wget https://repo.mysql.com//mysql-apt-config_0.8.16-1_all.deb

Then, run the installer script which will configure mysql apt repo

sudo apt install ./mysql-apt-config_0.8.16-1_all.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'mysql-apt-config' instead of './mysql-apt-config_0.8.16-1_all.deb'
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-5.4.0-42 linux-headers-5.4.0-42-generic linux-image-5.4.0-42-generic linux-modules-5.4.0-42-generic linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-42-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  mysql-apt-config
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 171 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/35.5 kB of archives.
After this operation, 35.8 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 /root/mysql-apt-config_0.8.16-1_all.deb mysql-apt-config all 0.8.16-1 [35.5 kB]
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package mysql-apt-config.
(Reading database ... 221017 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../mysql-apt-config_0.8.16-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking mysql-apt-config (0.8.16-1) ...
Setting up mysql-apt-config (0.8.16-1) ...
Warning: apt-key should not be used in scripts (called from postinst maintainerscript of the package mysql-apt-config)
OK

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while installing,it will be prompted by dialog box,and click ‘ok' to continue Mysql workbench installation as shown below.

Now update apt cache using apt command and install mysql workbench.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install mysql-workbench-community

output:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-5.4.0-42 linux-headers-5.4.0-42-generic linux-image-5.4.0-42-generic linux-modules-5.4.0-42-generic linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-42-generic
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libpcrecpp0v5 libpython2.7 libpython2.7-minimal libpython2.7-stdlib libzip5
Suggested packages:
  libproj-dev
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libpcrecpp0v5 libpython2.7 libpython2.7-minimal libpython2.7-stdlib libzip5 mysql-workbench-community
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 173 not upgraded.
Need to get 26.3 MB of archives.
After this operation, 141 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

once installation is completed, you can access mysql workbench.

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Access  Mysql workbench

you can launch the application from Ubuntu application launcher.

you will get 'welcome to Mysql workbench' window as shown below.

Now you have successfully installed MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 20.04 system

 



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