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How To Install MySQL Workbench on Rocky Linux 8

Install MySQL Workbench on Rocky Linux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MySQL Workbench on Rocky Linux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, MySQL Workbench is a visual database design tool for MySQL database management and administration. It provides extensive functions for daily work with the databases and can be used to design, create, edit, administrate and display databases. MySQL Workbench is available in three editions; Community, Standard, and Enterprise.

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 Rocky Linux. 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 8.
  • 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).
  •  Internet connection to download Workbench.
  • 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 Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing MySQL Workbench on Rocky Linux 8.

By default, MySQL Workbench is not available on Rocky Linux 8 base repository. Now run the following command below to add MySQL Workbench repository with the following command:

sudo dnf install https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql80-community-release-el8-3.noarch.rpm

After the repository was added, now install MySQL Workbench using the following command:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install mysql-workbench-community

Step 3. Accessing MySQL Workbench on Rocky Linux.

Once successfully installed, it is time to preview what it has to offer. Launch it from the system terminal with the following command or go to the Application launcher, search for it and click when its icon appears.



Install MySQL Workbench on Rocky Linux 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MySQL Workbench. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the MySQL Workbench ultimate solution to MySQL database management on your Rocky Linux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MySQL Workbench 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 idroot.us, 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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