Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Step by step guide ?


MySQL Workbench is a GUI application that enables database administrators and Developers to administer, develop, design, creation, and maintenance of MySQL database systems. 

Mainly, this tool is used by database architects, administrators, and database developers to visualize the design of the database.

Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related MySQL configuration queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 


Steps to Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

1. Perform System Update

To begin, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade


2. Install MySQL Workbench on your system

Now we add the MySQL repository to your Ubuntu system using the following command:

$ wget https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-apt-config_0.8.15-1_all.deb

Then, run the installer script which will configure MySQL APT repository for you:

$ sudo apt install ./mysql-apt-config_0.8.15-1_all.deb

While installing you will be prompted to choose the MySQL version and it will be pre-selected. So select OK option by using the down key and hit Enter.

Once done, update the apt cache and install MySQL workbench using the following command:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install mysql-workbench-community


How to access MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu ?

After a successful installation, you can launch the application and connect your database server to begin management from a graphical interface.


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Conclusion

This article covers the process of installing MySQL Workbench on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. In fact, MySQL workbench is a GUI tool for managing MySQL database system used by database administrators, database architects and developers to visualize database design.


How to Download and Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu ?

1. Update and upgrade your system, before any installation:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

2. Now you can download and install Workbench with the command:

$ sudo apt install mysql-workbench

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