Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Installing MySQL Workbench on Linux


MySQL Workbench is a next-generation visual database design application that can be used to efficiently design, manage and document database schemata.
It is available as both, open source and commercial editions. The Community (OSS) Edition is available from this page under the free software/opensource GNU General Public License (commonly known as the "GPL")
The Windows version requires the .Net 2.0 framework which is integrated with Windows Vista. Windows XP SP2 users need to download the framework and install it prior to MySQL Workbench.

Installing MySQL Workbench on Linux


There are several binary distributions of MySQL Workbench available for Linux. These include:
  • Fedora 10 amd64 (RPM)
  • Ubuntu 8.04 i386 (DEB)
  • Ubuntu 8.10 amd64 (DEB)
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
Note that package.deb will be the MySQL Workbench package, for example, mysql-workbench-oss-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 RedHat-based systems, and other systems using the RPM package format, MySQL Workbench can be installed by a command such as:
shell> sudo rpm -i package.rpm
Again, note that package.rpm will be the MySQL Workbench package, for example, mysql-workbench-oss-version-1fc10.x86_64.rpm, and version is the MySQL Workbench version number.

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