MySQL Workbench is a database management tool with a graphical user interface (GUI), which provides SQL development tools, comprehensive database administration, user administration and much more. MySQL Workbench was created specifically for those who work in an SQL development environment, database architect, and database administrators (DBAs).

In today’s guide, I will teach you on how to Install MySQL Workbench on CentOS 8 Desktop Machine. As we all know that MySQL Workbench can work on serveral operating systems, including Windows, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Oracle Linux, Fedora, and MacOS.

Since CentOS derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and has functional compatibility with its upstream sources, of course we can install MySQL Workbench on CentOS 8 too. Let’s follow this tutorial to install MySQL Workbench on your CentOS 8 machine.

Note: You must have full root privileges to run the following commands on a CentOS 8 machine.

1.) Open the official MySQL website

Don’t forget to register first on the MySQL website if you don’t have a MySQL account previously.

2.) Download MySQL Workbench

Now, you can download MySQL Workbench at the following URL:

https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/

Select Operating System and you must select Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (x86, 64-bit). Then, click download. After you have downloaded that file, you can browse this file in your computer (Recent) and see for location. In my case, download location on my machine is at /tmp/mozilla_node350.

3.) Install MySQL Workbench 8.0.20

Let’s open terminal console on your CentOS 8 machine and run the following command to install MySQL Workbench.

$ cd /tmp/mozilla_node350
$ dnf install mysql-workbench-community-8.0.20-1.el8.x86_64.rpm

Now, you have MySQL Workbench 8.0.20 installed on your CentOS 8 machine and it should work very well on your system. Just ignore if you get a compatibility error message when opening MySQL Workbench for the first time.

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