How To Install MySQL Workbench on Debian 10

Install MySQL Workbench on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MySQL Workbench on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, MySQL Workbench is a GUI tool to manage MySQL servers. You can use this tool to manage your MySQL Server installed locally or remotely. It has many important tools you need to create, edit, delete databases, create and edit users, tables, and many more.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MySQL Workbench on a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install MySQL Workbench on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ca-certificates

Step 2. Installing MySQL Workbench on Debian 10.

  • Install MySQL Workbench from the official repository.

Now we download the repository configuration file from the given URL When you browse this URL, it will take you directly to the download  page from where you will download ‘mysql-apt-config_0.8.15-1_all.deb’ ( You might get the latest version hence version no may be changed ):

sudo apt install ./mysql-apt-config_0.8.16-1_all.deb

Next, it’s time to install MySQL workbench using the apt repository:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install mysql-workbench-community
  • Install MySQL Workbench via Snap.

Run the following command to install it:

sudo apt install snapd
snap install core
snap install mysql-workbench-community

Step 3. Accessing MySQL Workbench on Debian.

Once successfully complete installation, you can launch the application and connect your database server to begin management from a graphical interface or you can launch it using the terminal by typing the following command:


Install MySQL Workbench on Debian 10

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MySQL Workbench. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of MySQL Workbench on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MySQL website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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