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Installing MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu

December 1, 2009
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Applies to Ubuntu Karmic. I believe all these steps are not necessary anymore for newer versions of MySQL Workbench and newer distributions of Ubuntu.

1. Download the package mysql-workbench-oss-5.1.16-16-1-i386.deb, or other version from

2. Install some necessary packages with
sudo apt-get install liblua5.1-0 libzib1

3. Install MySQL Workbench with
dpkg -i mysql-workbench-oss-5.1.16-16-1-i386.deb

4. Because of the bug create a symbolic link with
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

  1. rockubabe permalink
    April 19, 2013 05:20

    did’t work for 11.10

    • August 7, 2013 10:28

      Hi, On 11.10 everything should work out of the box.

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