I am having problems trying to install mysql workbench. Says there is no mysqlclient installed, but I already have. and when you run mysql server also gives error. I am using mysql 5:16:17. How do I uninstall mysql and install a version that can work with workbench?

Note: I will work with these mysql with RVM and ruby 1.8.7. These are already installed. What should I do?

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    ... "also gives an error". And we need to guess what error it is and the one that has the correct one gets accepted?!
    – Rinzwind
    Jun 28, 2014 at 20:23

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Try, at this order:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server
sudo apt-get install mysql-client
sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench

Worked just fine for me!

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