I'm trying to install mssql-server on Ubuntu;

I did all these steps on microsoft.com.

And I get the message:

$ sudo apt-get install -y mssql-server
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 mssql-server : Depends: openssl (<= 1.1.0)

But I already have openssl=1.1.0g-2ubuntu4, and i think that is OK to go with this version of openssl. How can I skip this check?

  • Which Ubuntu version is this you try this on?
    – Videonauth
    May 26, 2018 at 11:08
  • @Videonauth that is Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. May 26, 2018 at 13:37
  • Well i guess you got an already working for you answer right now?
    – Videonauth
    May 26, 2018 at 13:38
  • @Videonauth now it provides conflicts, so it was removed with apt-get --fix-broken, I will reinstall it later. May 26, 2018 at 13:45
  • O.k. when you do, please provide any maybe showing up conflicts by doing an edit of your question then, so either I can write you an answer or the current answerer can update his. As far i can see the biggest problem is, that this package was made for Ubuntu 16.04 and that there is no package yet for 18.04.
    – Videonauth
    May 26, 2018 at 13:49

1 Answer 1


Looks like Microsoft did not update their package MSSQL. Since openssl has got important fixes recently I would not try to ignore the dependency.

I recommend to install mysql-server instead of mssql.

If you still want to install mssql this is the way to go:

apt download mssql-server

dpkg --ignore-depends=openssl -i mssql-server.deb

  • sudo apt-get install mssql-server --nodeps
    – kukulo
    May 26, 2018 at 10:16
  • or --no-install-recommends
    – kukulo
    May 26, 2018 at 10:17
  • 1
    With --no-install-recommends I get the same erroneous output, it seems like it does nothing. --nodeps flag is not available. May 26, 2018 at 10:52
  • apt download mssql-server then dpkg --ignore-depends=openssl -i mssql-server.deb . replace the mssql-server.deb with the filename that the apt downloads.
    – kukulo
    May 26, 2018 at 10:59

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