How To Install DBeaver 5.2.5 on Ubuntu

As you may know, DBeaver is an open source database management tool, with support for the most popular databases, including MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server and SQLite. For more information, see this page.

The latest version available is DBeaver 5.2.5, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • SQL Server (MSSQL) database extension was added:
    • Native SQL Server metadata
    • Table/columns/indexes/constraints editor
    • View/edit objects’ comments
  • Connection invalidate/reconnect action was redesigned (now forces reconnect always)
  • Data viewer:
    • Cell rendering was fixed in the plaintext view
    • Data save/reject key bindings were fixed
    • Support of right align for numbers and dates in plaintext view was added
  • SQL editor:
    • Tabs management was redesigned (now all tabs are pinnable and closeable)
    • SQL completion was significantly improved/fixed
    • Additional configuration for SQL formatter
  • Object editor:
    • Problem with “jumping” focus was fixed
    • Links rendering was fixed
    • Checkboxes are now grouped together
  • Data transfer: problem with multiple tables mappings was fixed
  • Read-only connections now restrict metadata edit
  • Driver properties editor UI was improved (password properties masking)
  • Project explorer UI was fixed (header column sizes)
  • PostgreSQL:
    • View and functions rename support was added
    • PostGIS support improved (now supports creation of new geometry values)
    • Data type DDL was added
    • Functions DDL was improved (comments)
    • JDBC driver default version changed to 42.2.5
  • MySQL:
    • Multiple/excluding schema filters were fixed
    • Presto: table elements reading was fixed (performance)
    • DB2 z/OS: driver config was fixed (foreign keys reading)
    • A lot of minor UI fixes

Installation instructions:

In this article I will provide you detailed instructions on how to install the latest version of DBeaver on Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint and other Ubuntu deriviative systems.

Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the deb package from the project’s site and install it via command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg, due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.

Follow the below instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install DBeaver on Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://dbeaver.io/files/dbeaver-ce_latest_i386.deb$ sudo gdebi dbeaver_3.0.1_i386.deb

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://dbeaver.io/files/dbeaver-ce_latest_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi dbeaver_3.0.1_amd64.deb

Optional, to remove DBeaver from either Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove dbeaver

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