Do you want to install MySQL 8.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? In this quick tutorial, I show you exactly how to do it in five minutes or less.
This tutorial assumes you don’t have MySQL or MariaDB installed. If you do, it’s necessary to uninstall them or follow a slightly more complicated upgrade process (not covered here).
Step 1: Install MySQL APT Repository
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, also known as Xenial, comes with a choice of MySQL 5.7 and MariaDB 10.0.
If you want to use MySQL 8.0, you need to install the MySQL/Oracle Apt repository first:
wget https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-apt-config_0.8.10-1_all.deb dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.10-1_all.deb
The MySQL APT repository installation package allows you to pick what MySQL version you want to install, as well as if you want access to Preview Versions. …[Read more]