Monthly Archives: March 2013

Install Phpmyadmin on Ubuntu

phpMyAdmin is a free and open source tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL with the use of a web browser. It can perform various tasks such as creating, modifying or deleting databasestablesfields or rows; executing SQL statements; or managing users and permissions. (from Wikipedia)

To install Phpmyadmin, execute following command in your terminal

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

To see it working open your browser and type



Install MySQL Workbench 5.2.44 from PPA

MySQL Workbench enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, model, generate, and manage databases. It includes everything a data modeler needs for creating complex ER models, forward and reverse engineering, and also delivers key features for performing difficult change management and documentation tasks that normally require much time and effort.

We will see how to install MySQL Workbench 5.2.44 from PPA using Olivier Berten’s PPA which is supported by the following distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.10/12.04
  • Linux Mint 14/13

To install MySql Workbench, issue following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:olivier-berten/misc

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench


LAN messenger for Ubuntu

When I shifted from Windows to Ubuntu, I was looking for a lightweight messenger. On Windows I was using IP Messenger, and was quit happy with it. After failed to install ip messenger available for Ubuntu, I settled for iptux.

Here is simple command to install iptux,

sudo apt-get install iptux

Here is the screenshot

iptux messenger