How to Install MySQL 8.0 on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1 : Download the required tar package from the MySQL site.

dpkg are available for the MySQL APT repository or from the MySQL Developer Zone’s download area.

cd ~
wget –c

Step 2 : Add MySQL Apt Repository

Install the repository package using below command:

sudo dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.14-1_all.deb

Select OK

Step 3 : Update MySQL Repository

In the terminal, enter the following:

sudo apt-get update

Step 4 : Install MySQL

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Next, you’ll we prompted to enter and confirm a root user and password for the MySQL database.

The default of Use Strong Password Encryption is recommended, so hit ENTER to choose it.

The installation process will continue until completion.

If you got following error:

mysql-server : Depends: mysql-community-server (= 8.0.18-1ubuntu18.04) but it is not going to be installed

You need to include the “Universe” repository.

sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt-get update

After that, attempt mysql-server installation and it will be fine.

Step 5 : Configure Security

To install the MySQL security script, enter:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

This will ask you for the MySQL root password that you set during installation. Type it in and press ENTER

You will be asked to opt VALIDATE PASSWORD PLUGIN or not

Now we’ll answer a series of yes or no prompts. Let’s go through them:

  • Change the password for root ?
  • Remove anonymous users?
  • Disallow root login remotely?
  • Remove test database and access to it?
  • Reload privilege tables now

Step 6 : Start, Stop, Restart, Status of MySQL Service

To start MySQL Service

sudo systemctl start mysql

To stop MySQL Service

sudo systemctl stop mysql

To restart of MySQL Service

sudo systemctl restart mysql

To check status of MySQL Service

sudo systemctl status mysql

To start at system boot time

sudo systemctl enable mysql

Step 7 : Test MySQL

Use below command to login MySQL database
mysql -u root -p

Enter password

To list all databases on a MySQL server host, use the SHOW DATABASES command:


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