Install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 12.04
Currently there is no pre-built .deb file or repo available to install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 12.04.
One will probably appear soon after official release of 12.04 but at the moment it is still in beta so there are a few extra steps to get it working.
NOTE: Once Ubuntu 12.04 moves out of beta there will probably be a better way of doing this so please check the official MySQL Workbench download page and the official 12.04 repos before attempting this.
First of all you will need to download the latest MySQL Workbench from here.
Next you must download a .deb file for libzip1 as it is not available in the 12.04 repos.
32 bit version - (https) launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libzip1_0.9.3-1_i386.deb
64 bit version - (https) launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libzip/0.9.3-1/+build/1728114/+files/libzip1_0.9.3-1_amd64.deb
for other architectures go here
After downloading just open them with the software centre and click install.
*NEW: The libmysqlclient16 package was removed from the 12.04 repos so you will need to download the old deb files for it:
32 bit version -
64 bit version -
Next open a terminal and install the following packages:
sudo apt-get install libzip1 python-paramiko python-pysqlite2 libctemplate0 libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a libmysqlclient16
Then cd to the directory where you downloaded the deb file and run:
sudo dpkg -i mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.38-1ubu1104-i386.deb
And that should be it, enjoy!
Instructions loosely based on those found here: blog.csdn.net/kevin6216/article/details/7420421