it seems that other possibilities than snap don't exist any longer.

The Oracle version produces other errors.

So i did:

snap install mysql-workbench-community

When i run it i get:

mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/run/user/0’: Permission denied
ln: failed to create symbolic link '/root/snap/mysql-workbench-community/7/.local/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications.gschema.xml': File exists
ln: failed to create symbolic link '/root/snap/mysql-workbench-community/7/.local/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.a11y.gschema.xml': File exists
ln: failed to create symbolic link '/root/snap/mysql-workbench-community/7/.local/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.a11y.keyboard.gschema.xml': File exists
ln: failed to create symbolic link '/root/snap/mysql-workbench-community/7/.local/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.a11y.magnifier.gschema.xml': File exists
(mysql-workbench-bin:932077): Gtk-WARNING **: 07:46:26.995: cannot open display: localhost:12.0

Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Somebody running mysql-workbench without these errors?


Looks like you're trying to install a snap as root. Don't do that. Snaps are installed under a typical user account.

  1. Open Terminal (if not already open)

  2. Install the snap:

    $ snap install mysql-workbench-community
  3. Let it install, then output this message:

    mysql-workbench-community 8.0.22 from Tonin Bolzan (tonybolzan) installed
  4. Confirm it's available to run:

    MySQL Workbench

  5. Start the snap:

    MySQL Workbench Open

    Note: Starting seems to be painfully slow (~30 seconds).

I just went through all the steps to confirm the snap was still available and operational. Currently running Ubuntu 20.04.1 on the machine that did the work 👍🏻

  • snap install mysql-workbench-community error: access denied (try with sudo) – Bodo Jan 29 at 8:40
  • Before i did a snap remove mysql-workbench-community – Bodo Jan 29 at 8:41
  • Your hints are very welcome but i am using the server version of Ubuntu without GUI – Bodo Jan 29 at 8:42
  • Specificity is incredibly important when you're using a server and when you're asking random people on the Internet for assistance. MySQL Workbench is a client-side application, not something that runs on the server itself. – user1091774 Jan 29 at 8:53
  • I tried on a different VM -> install with sudo, execute as normal user -> success – Bodo Jan 29 at 8:59

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