Chapter 4 Installing and Launching MySQL Workbench

Table of Contents

4.1 System Requirements
4.2 Starting MySQL Workbench
4.2.1 Installing MySQL Workbench on Windows
4.2.2 Launching MySQL Workbench on Windows
4.2.3 Uninstalling MySQL Workbench on Windows
4.2.4 Installing MySQL Workbench on Linux
4.2.5 Launching MySQL Workbench on Linux
4.2.6 Uninstalling MySQL Workbench on Linux
4.2.7 Installing MySQL Workbench on Mac OS X
4.2.8 Launching MySQL Workbench on Mac OS X
4.2.9 Uninstalling MySQL Workbench on Mac OS X

MySQL Workbench is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Binary distributions of MySQL Workbench are available for the preceding platforms. Source code distributions are also available as a tar.gz package, or an RPM package.

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

Note

Microsoft Windows users may use the MySQL Installer, which bundles MySQL Workbench.

The following sections explain the installation process for each of these platforms.