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I am writing on behalf of a friend. He wants to know how to install PHPMyAdmin 4.x on Ubuntu 13.04. He already installed the phpmyadmin package but this one is the 3.5.8 version. So how would he go about downloading and updating the installed version to PHPMyAdmin 4.x.

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Well I thought it would be harder to test this out. It turns out, installing the phpmyadmin package gives you an easy to use "Dash" icon.

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So with that much appreciated help I could test this out quickly.

What I did was the following:

  1. Download PHPMyAdmin from their site:

  2. Assuming you have already installed the phpmyadmin package, download the package you need from the sire. In my case I downloaded the phpMyAdmin-4.0.0-english.7z package from the official site and decompressed it in my Desktop folder. I then ran the following command in the terminal:

    sudo nautilus
  3. After Nautilus opened, I proceeded to grab the content of the PHPMyAdmin folder in my desktop and pasted everything in /usr/share/phpmyadmin, overwriting anything it needed to overwrite. In my case, /usr/share/phpmyadmin is where the package phpmyadmin installed by default most of the files. I used the sudo command because I needed permissions to paste files in usr/share.

  4. After opening phpmyadmin through the Dash, I was presented with the following:

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