installation on Ubuntu 11.10

Temporary fix until Oracle fix it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:olivier-berten/misc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench-gpl

Installation on Ubuntu 10.10

The official MySQL site includes DEB packages for the latest versions of both WorkBench and Ubuntu, in 32 and 64 bits:

"Ubuntu Linux" in an option in the platform dropdown list.

Installation on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx

Download the ubuntu package from the MySQL web site

sudo apt-get install libctemplate0 libzip1 python-pysqlite2 mysql-client python-crypto python-paramiko
sudo dpkg -i mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.27-1ubu1004-i386.deb

You can check the full dependencies list by using apt-rdepends (sudo apt-get install apt-rdepends to install it)

Then, you have MySQL Workbench listed under "Applications > Programming".

Previous Ubuntu version

As of this writing (November 2009), MySQL Workbench can be easily installed on Ubuntu/Gnome. Just download the binary .deb file from the MySQL web site for workbench (currently named mysql-workbench-oss-5.1.18-1ubu904-i386.deb), save it to your home directory. Then run:

sudo apt-get install liblua5.1-0 libzip1 libmysqlclient15off python-pexpect
sudo dpkg -i mysql-workbench-oss-5.1.18-1ubu904-i386.deb (adapt the name accordingly)

Then, you have MySQL Workbench listed under "Applications > Programming".

If you get this error when trying to connect to your local MySQL database:

Couldn't load library cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory"

Create a symbolic link like so:

sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

Bug #47152.

These are the previous notes left for history purpose:

My notes on installing MySqlWorkBench.

As far as I can tell, no one has started working on packaging it.

sudo apt-get install build-essential liblualib50-dev libglade2-dev libxml++2.6-dev libgtkmm-2.4-dev libpcre3-dev libmysqlclient15-dev uuid-dev libglut3-dev


tar -xzvf mysql-gui-tools-5.0r5.tar.gz

cd  mysql-gui-tools-5.0r5/mysql-gui-common
./configure --enable-grt --enable-canvas
make install

cd ../mysql-workbench
make install


It runs. it segfaulted on me in the fist 5 min of playing. so play on backup data. here is a line to dump all databases (except the system one) from one server:

mysql -u root -pfoo -Bqse 'SHOW dATABASES'  | grep -Ev '^mysql$' | while read db ; do mysqldump  -uroot -pfoo --databases $db ; done >all_databases.sql 

sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.0
mysql -u root < all_databases.sql 

from the mail list:

The "extra requirements" for mysql-gui-common (when you want support for the Generic Canvas and the GRT) include uuid-dev package and several others, as described here:

I then came across this post which depressed me at first:

However, I was able to get completed builds on everything using the SVN trunk revisions for my Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper) (on both my i386 and also on my AMD64/x86_64 host) by doing as follows:

sudo apt-get install subversion autoconf automake1.9 libtool

svn co mysql-gui-common
cd mysql-gui-common
sh ./ --enable-grt --enable-canvas
sudo make install
cd ..

svn co mysql-administrator
cd mysql-administrator
sh ./
sudo make install
cd ..

sudo apt-get install libgtkhtml3.8-dev 

# Determine which revision of libgtkhtml ...
$ ls /usr/lib/pkgconfig/libgtk*
# Then include that revision in the --with-gtkthml clause below.

$ svn co mysql-query-browser
$ cd mysql-query-browser
$ sh ./ --with-gtkhtml=libgtkhtml-3.8
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ cd ..

svn co mysql-workbench
cd mysql-workbench
sh ./
sudo make install
cd ..

svn co mysql-migration-tool
cd mysql-migration-tool

# um.. what next doc?  there is no ./ or INSTALL.txt...

I'll clean this up as I go.

Some more notes (new user)

I'm trying this on using the directions up top.

While trying to compile the tools I get the following:

  • g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../.. -I/usr/include/mysql -DBIG_JOINS=1 -fPIC -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/libxml2 -I/usr/include/freetype2 -DDLOAD_JVM -I/usr/include/lua50 -I../../../library/base-library/include -I../../../library/utilities/include -I../../../library/utilities/shared_include -I../../../library/generic-runtime/include -I../../../library/generic-canvas/include -I../../../library/generic-canvas/ftgl/include -DENABLE_LUA_MODULES -I../include -MT GraphRenderer.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/GraphRenderer.Tpo -c GraphRenderer.cpp -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/GraphRenderer.o

GraphRenderer.cpp: In member function 'void GraphRenderer::recalc_outer_rect()': GraphRenderer.cpp:432: error: 'INT_MAX' was not declared in this scope GraphRenderer.cpp:434: error: 'INT_MIN' was not declared in this scope

It appears these used to be warnings, but that changed in g++-4.3.

Compiling with g++4.2 I get other errors. */

MySqlWorkBench (last edited 2012-03-21 13:19:36 by luca-orlandi)