How to install MySql 5.6 or Mysql 6.7

April 11, 2020

New versions of ubuntu and debian come with mariadDB as predefined mysql server. But if we need to run a version of MySQL we can do it with the following steps.

Remove any existing mysql server from the machine

sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get autoclean

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Install the repository tool

sudo dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.12-1_all.deb

In this step you can selet the version you want to use.

Finaly, install the server

apt-get update
apt-get install mysql-community-server

If you are on Debian 9 you may get the message:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 mysql-community-server : Depends: libmecab2 but it is not installable

The install the package and reinstall the mysql-community-server

sudo dpkg -i libmecab2_0.996-3.1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libmecab2
sudo apt-get -y install mysql-community-server