2.4.1 Installing

There are binary distributions of MySQL Workbench available for several variants of Linux, including Fedora, Oracle Linux, and Ubuntu.

Downloads are available at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/tools/workbench/.

In addition to the binary distributions, it is also possible to download the MySQL Workbench source code as a tar.gz or RPM package.

Check the MySQL Workbench download page for the latest packages.

The procedure for installing on Linux depends on which Linux distribution you are using.

Installing DEB packages

On Ubuntu, and other systems that use the Debian package scheme, you can install MySQL Workbench using a command such as:

shell> sudo dpkg -i package.deb

package.deb is the MySQL Workbench package name; for example, mysql-workbench-community-version_i386.deb, where version is the MySQL Workbench version number.

Note

You may be warned that certain libraries are not available, depending on what you already have installed. Install the required libraries and then install the MySQL Workbench package again.

Installing RPM packages

On Red Hat-based systems, and other systems that use the RPM package format, MySQL Workbench can be installed by a command such as:

shell> sudo rpm -i package.rpm

package.rpm is the MySQL Workbench package name; for example, mysql-workbench-community-version-1fc10.x86_64.rpm, where version is the MySQL Workbench version number.