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How to Install SQL Workbench For MySQL on Linux?

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MySQL Workbench is a visual database design tool that integrates SQL development, administration, database design, creation, and maintenance into a single integrated development environment for the MySQL database system. It was first released in 2014. It is owned by Oracle Corporation. It supports Windows, Linux, and Mac OS operating systems. In this article, We will know how can we install SQL Workbench on our Linux systems. 

Installing SQL Workbench on Linux:

Follow the below steps to install SQL 

Step 1: Open your browser and download SQL Workbench for your Linux system from here. You will see a screen as shown below then click on the Download button.

Download SQL Workbench

Step 2: After clicking on download you will get a confirmation screen, click on No thanks, just start my download on the left side of your screen.

Download SQL Workbench 2

Step 3: Open your terminal and navigate to that folder in which you have downloaded that workbench file using cd FolderName.

navigate to dowload folder

Step 4: Run installation command

  • After navigating to that folder, run the following command in your terminal to install MySQL Workbench.
sudo apt-get install ./fileNameOfInstallationPackage

Run installation command 1

  • After running the above command you will get a prompt screen. Choose Debian buster using your keyboard arrow buttons and press enter.

Choose Debian buster

  • After that choose ok and press enter.

click on ok

Step 5: On your terminal update your packages using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

update your packages

Step 6: Install SQL workbench community. Now, we have to install MySQL Workbench Community. For this, I have used snap. You can also install this using the following command. You can learn more about snap from here.

snap install mysql-workbench-community

That’s it, Now SQL Workbench is now installed on your Linux system. To verify You can search MySQL Workbench on your app drawer.


To run click on the icon of MySQL Workbench.

Running Mysql workbench

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Last Updated : 06 Dec, 2021
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