MySQL Workbench 5.1.4 Alpha released for Linux

Posted by on Nov 30, 2008 in Linux, Programming, Ubuntu1 comment

Ok, so this is a few weeks after it’s been released, but I’ve not had much of a chance to catch up on these things! Anyway, following my post on MySQL Workbench 5.1.3 Alpha, here’s an update on installing the latest version – 5.1.4 Alpha. 32 Bit users can install from the repositories, by first adding the following to /etc/apt/sources.list so, open up a Terminal, and run the following:

gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Once the Text editor is open, add the following lines to the end of the file:

deb ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu/ binary/
deb-src ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu/ source/

Save the file, and close the Editor. From the terminal, run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench

That’s it. 64 Bit users still have to compile and install from the source tarball – the latest version of which can be downloaded from ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/mysql-workbench-5.1.4alpha.tar.gz, but the instructions are the same as in my previous post “MySQL Workbench 5.1.3 Linux Alpha – Testing on 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu“.

This version has loads of bug fixes and some new features implemented, but it’s still not recommended to use on a Production DB!

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