Installing MySQL Workbench in Ubuntu 12.10

November 14, 2012 – 3:55 pm by Sergio de la Cruz

Last month Ubuntu 12.10 was released and we tried to install MySQL Workbench on it. So we went to and downloaded the .deb file for the most recent Workbench version (5.2.44 as of this writing). We then opened the .deb file with the Ubuntu Software Center application and tried to install it. Unfortunately the following message appeared:

Dependency is not satisfiable: libctemplate0

The problem here is that the libctemplate package provided by Ubuntu 12.10 corresponds to a higher version (libctemplate2). Installing this version instead wouldn’t work since MySQL Workbench is linked against the older one. We’ll handle this dependency issue in future releases, but here’s a workaround:

Download the previous libctemplate version from here for 32 bits or here for 64 bits.

Open the .deb file with the Ubuntu Software Center and install it. (Or just type “sudo dpkg -i libctemplate_0.97-1_i386″ from the command line.) Once this package is installed you can proceed to install and run MySQL Workbench and it should work OK.

Sergio de la Cruz

  1. 8 Responses to “Installing MySQL Workbench in Ubuntu 12.10”

  2. Hopefully you can address this soon as I’d obviously prefer to install packages from a repository than do one-offs.

    By Alex on Nov 14, 2012

  3. Will be better to download the libs from the official repos of Ubuntu

    Those are for Precise (12.04), but I’m pretty sure that works better than the Debian version.

    By Julian Alarcon on Nov 15, 2012

  4. Thanks mate, working for me ;)

    By Maciek on Feb 19, 2013

  5. thanks a lot , that ‘s very helpful .

    By dohai2105 on Apr 16, 2013

  6. Hi there.
    Is there any repository unlike the official ubuntu repositories, exactly for ubuntu 12.04

    By shgn on Oct 16, 2013

  7. There is no repository yet, but we do have packages for Ubuntu 12.04 in the downloads page.

    By akojima on Nov 7, 2013

  8. Still no fix, but this is a good-ish work around.

    By Si on Sep 18, 2014

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