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How to install MySQL server 5.6 or 5.7 on Debian 7 and 8

Debian provides MySQL server 5.5 with both wheezy and jessie but the latest GA (Generally Available) releases are 5.6 and 5.7 with some enhancements and added features, including support for InnoDB Full-text search.

Here’s how to install MySQL server 5.6 or 5.7 on Debian based Linux distros (including wheezy, jessie and Ubuntu):

1. Download the MySQL APT repository config tool (you can see more details here: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/repo/apt/)

wget http://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-apt-config_0.7.3-1_all.deb

2. Install the MySQL APT repository config tool

dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.7.3-1_all.deb

You will be asked to select product and version that you want to install. In the first step, select Server and next select either mysql-5.6 or mysql-5.7. Then click Apply.

3. Update APT

apt-get update

4. Install the server

apt-get install mysql-community-server

That’s all!

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  1. new package at the time of writing: mysql-apt-config_0.3.6-1debian8_all.deb