How to Install MySQL 8.0 on Ubuntu 22.04

MySQL 8.0 comes with a load of new features and bug fixes. In this guide we will learn how to install MySQL 8.0 on an Ubuntu 22.04 server.


  • Server with Ubuntu 22.04
  • root access to the server


To install MySQL 8.0, follow the steps below

1.Download and Install MySQL 8.0 repo

[email protected]:~# wget
[email protected]:~# dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.22-1_all.deb

2. Update repos

[email protected]:~# apt update

PS: if you get an error on missing packages, please check the Troubleshooting section

3. Install MySQL 8.0

[email protected]:~# apt install mysql-client mysql-server

PS: if you experience any errors at this stage, check the troubleshooting section below

4.While installation continues, you will receive a prompt to enter the error password and to select the default authentication plugin. For this, I personally prefer the Legacy Authentication Method

5.Once done, reboot the system if you were prompted so as to apply any kernel changes.


You may experience the following errors

  • Error1: Missing libssl1.1 (>= 1.1.1) package


Ubuntu 22.04 uses libssl 3 instead of libssl1.1. To force install libss1.1, add Ubuntu 21.10’s repo source as follows

[email protected]:~# echo "deb impish-security main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/impish-security.list

Now update and install libssl1.1

[email protected]:~# apt update
[email protected]:~# apt-get install libssl1.1

The install MySQL 8.0

[email protected]:~# apt install mysql-client mysql-server
  • Error2: gnupg is not installed


Install gnupg2 package

[email protected]:~# apt-get install gnupg2

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