I'm trying to install MySQL 5.6 on my Ubuntu 12.04 over the already installed 5.5 the easy way (using
I've found Ondřej Surý's PPA here. It sounds promising but I couldn't upgrade my MySQL. Here are the steps I've taken:
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/mysql-5.6/ubuntu precise main'
Update ManagerI pressed
Checkbutton to retrieve the database for newly added repository.
- A bunch of packages were listed including MySQL client 5.6 and others but they were all small packages (matter of kB).
- I downloaded and installed all of the listed packages (except one which I'll tell you about it later).
Having done all above, I see no change in my MySQL server version, it's still 5.5.35! The one package that didn't install was perhaps the most important one, it's called:
MySQL database sever (metapackage depending on the latest version) mysql-server (Size: 88 kB)
And the reason why I didn't install it is because I can't! Even though it's there in my update manager's list with a check-box but the check-box is disabled and I'm unable to check it. It's just stuck there and won't go away or anything.
Did I miss a step or something? How can I install MySQL 5.6?