How to Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

MySQL Workbench is a cross-platform graphical application for MySQL database administrators and architects. It includes tools for managing databases and users, creating and running SQL queries, configuring servers, taking backups, performing migrations and much more.

Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu.

We will first download the latest repository packages, using the following command:

wget -c

Once the package is downloaded, we need to install it using the following command:

sudo dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.13-1_all.deb

Step 3. Start MySQL Workbench.

Now that MySQL Workbench is installed on your Ubuntu system you can start it either from the command line by typing mysql-workbench or by clicking on the MySQL Workbench icon (Activities -> MySQL Workbench).

That’s all you need to do to install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.