How do I Install MySQL 8.0 Linux Ubuntu?

Posted May 27, 2019 9.3k views
MySQLUbuntu 18.04

How do I Install MySQL 8.0 Linux Ubuntu? When I searched in market place MySQL version 5.7.23 is only available on Ubuntu 18.04.

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  • I have debian 8.5. I attempted the steps below. Along the way, I was presented with a blue screen, where I was able to select mysql-8. As I progressed through the steps, I encountered a few complaints but nothing that looked to me show-stopping. Yet at the end of the process, mysql -v returned 5.5.62.

    The steps aren’t complicated, so I’m wondering if the reason I didn’t get mysql 8 has to do with debian 8.5?

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There is an APT repo for installing MySQL server and client.

  1. Ensure wget is installed
    sudo apt install wget

  2. Download the repo package
    wget -c

  3. Install the repo package
    sudo dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.10-1_all.deb

Note, the installation will ask you to choose a MySQL server version and other components such as cluster, shared client libraries, or the MySQL Workbench.

  1. update your repo library
    sudo apt update

  2. Install MySQL server
    sudo apt install mysql-server

  3. Secure MySQL
    sudo mysql_secure_installation

  4. Install MySQL Client
    sudo apt install mysql-client