How to install MySQL workbench?
Installing MySQL workbench on 10.04 or 10.10 is not a problem, as the deb packages are available on MySQL's website. But there is no 11.04 deb package available.
So, how do I install MySQL workbench on 11.04 and keep it updated automatically when updates become available to ubuntu via
Select "Ubuntu" from MySQL Workbench downloads page
You will have a choice of:
Ubuntu Linux ver. 10.10 (x86, 64-bit), DEB (mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.33b-1ubu1010-amd64.deb) Ubuntu Linux ver. 10.10 (x86, 32-bit), DEB (mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.33b-1ubu1010-i386.deb)
and 2 slightly older versions:
Ubuntu Linux ver. 10.04 (x86, 64-bit), DEB (mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.33b-1ubu1004-amd64.deb) Ubuntu Linux ver. 10.04 (x86, 32-bit), DEB (mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.33b-1ubu1004-i386.deb)
As you can see there are only 10.04 versions but you can download the
.debyou need and when it is done downloading Ubuntu Software Center will open up with this screen:
and the rest is just normal Ubuntu. I needed it myself (
mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.33b-1ubu1010-i386.deb) so I can confirm it works.
I was trying to install the 10.10 version, it would download, and automatically opened up the ubuntu software center. I clicked install and the ubuntu software center just froze. I tried the process twice, and got the same results each time. I will give the 10.04 version a try tomorrow.
@oshirowanen I had the same issue as you with the software centre freezing - I clicked the 'intall in progress icon' and saw the message 'waiting for synaptic to exit' - sure enough I had synaptic open, and when I closed it everything ran through ok
The official .deb didn't work for me, instead, the `sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench` works well.
@Dorian you do realise this was a valid answer for 11.04 and the current workbench was added after the answer?
@dorian no, since it then would -not- be an answer to the question (and the person who downvoted should learn when to downvote).
@Rinzwind It is: Look at other answers, the correct answer is to use apt-get. And please re-read the question. I downvoted because this answer is wrong, users should install mysql-workbench with apt-get and not with this buggy, not up-to-date, proprietary .deb. The thing is: people actually read your answer NOW and the guy who ask don't, so the answer should be up-to-date.
@dorian no. AT THAT TIME it was NOT possible using apt-get. Please stop using comments on a topic well over a year old.
Run this command in Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):
sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench
Thanks, running an apt-get is almost always preferable + quicker than opening any web browser (in Linux) for me
Before running the command, it is recommendable update the packages list: `sudo apt-get update` and after that run: `sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench`
Finally I found the easiest and direct way of installing MySQL Workbench on my 12.04 LTS.
(1) Simply install Synaptic package manager (from Ubuntu software center).
(2) Find MySQL Workbench under Database category (see the screen shot).
EDIT: As of August 2012, MySQL has released MySQL Workbench for Ubuntu 12.04, available here
The cause for me was a broken MWB dependency on libzip.so.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 release.
Synaptic (Ubuntu software manager) saved me with these Ubuntu upgrade growing pains:
libzip1: Package libzip1 has no available version, but exists in the database. This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents of sources.list
Here's a link to the required oneiric libzip package
The libzip package link not working... Please show *how to*, all commands before `sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench`
For the Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 follow the instructions on this link.
I choose to install using ppa launchpad so I can confirm that worked for me at an amd64 distro.
EDIT: Link replaced as suggested below by CodeReaper
The link is broken... :-/ So I am going to use this link instead http://www.gaggl.com/2011/12/installing-mysql-workbench-on-ubuntu-11-10/
In fact, mysql-workbench is available in the Ubuntu repositories (universe/database), so it should show up in Synaptic/Software-center/etc.
aptitude search mysql-workbench aptitude show mysql-workbench
Reconfirm this in 12.04's repositories, this information you have stated is conflicting with other information I have seen.
Did you do a Google search?
Please note: I am aware that LMGTFY-type answers aren't encouraged on this site; however I did not see the need to answer the question in detail if an easy-to-find blog post explained everything already.
Good suggestion, but I am a little scared about installing external packages (packages from unknown sources).
Usually there's no problem. If you're nervous, however, try the second link. You'll see that it contains links to files on `packages.ubuntu.com`. This site is hosted by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. If a package is on that site, then there's every reason to believe that it's safe to install.
The post isn't available anymore in the second link. You should have copied the content in your answer ;( Actually the same website has a post on installing MWB on Ubuntu 12 http://blog.brunobraga.net/mysql-workbench-on-ubuntu-12-10/