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How to Install and Use MySQL Workbench on Fedora 35/34/33/32

How to Install and Use MySQL Workbench on Fedora 35

MySQL Workbench is a multi-platform GUI tool for interacting with MySQL relational databases. It offers a user-friendly interface for carrying out tasks involved with databases. It is used by developers, database admins for creation and modification of physical data model, SQL development, and server administration.

This guide will take you through two approaches to install MySQL

workbench on Fedora.

Option 1: Install MySQL from the YUM repository

To install MySQL from YUM repository, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Update Fedora system

Right off the bat, refresh Fedora’s system repositories and update the packages

$ sudo yum update

Step 2: Download MySQL Workbench Yum Repository

MySQL is not available in the default Fedora OS repository. As such, it’s imperative that you install it before anything else.

So, heav over to the MySQL downloads page and download the repo for Fedora.

For Fedora 32, run:

$ wget sudo dnf -y install

For Fedora 33, run:

$ wget

For Fedora 34, run:

$ wget

For Fedora 35, run:

$ wget

After the RPM file download, run the following command to install MySQL.

$ sudo rpm -Uvh mysql80-community-release-*

Next, install MySQL workbench with the command:

$ sudo yum install mysql-workbench

Option 2: Install using snapd

Alternatively, install MySQL Workbench on Fedora using snapd. As a requirement, confirm that you have snap enabled on Fedora

To install snapd, run the command:

$ sudo dnf install snapd

Then, enable snapd as follows:

$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

After that, install MySQL workbench from snap store with the following command:

$ sudo snap install mysql-workbench-community

Using MySQL Workbench

After the installation, launch MySQL workbench with the command:

$ mysql-workbench

You will see the following output:

Next, connect to your database, you can either connect on localhost or another instance by clicking on + at the bottom left on your screen. Provide the details as shown below.

If you are connecting to a local database, fill in the password.

The MYSQL workbench dashboard will pop up as demonstrated.

On this dashboard, you can manage users and privilege, create schemas and even monitor database performance.


Now you can manage your SQL databases using MySQL workbench on Fedora.

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