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How to install mysql-server-5.6 on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install mysql-server-5.6

Installing mysql-server-5.6 package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6

mysql-server-5.6 package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name mysql-server-5.6
version 5.6.28-1
description MySQL database server binaries and system database setup
subsection database
maintainer Debian MySQL Maintainers

Uninstall mysql-server-5.6

To remove just mysql-server-5.6 package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove mysql-server-5.6

Uninstall mysql-server-5.6 and it’s dependent packages

To remove the mysql-server-5.6 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove mysql-server-5.6

Purging mysql-server-5.6

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of mysql-server-5.6 from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge mysql-server-5.6

To delete configuration and/or data files of mysql-server-5.6 and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove mysql-server-5.6