Has anyone had success installing Mysql 8 on a RPI? Mysql 8 has json_table function and I would love to use that to insert records in bulk.

I have looked around but cannot find a mysql 8 installer for debian arm.

  • What exactly is your question. mysql-server will install mariaDB on Stretch. If you want the latest version you are using the wrong OS as Debian is very conservative, so you will need to install from some external source.
    – Milliways
    Nov 4, 2018 at 4:41
  • Note that the version of MariaDB available in the current Raspbian distribution also supports JSON tables so you don't need MySQL to use this feature mariadb.com/kb/en/library/connect-json-table-type Nov 4, 2018 at 22:37
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    MariaDB may have JSON table support but it does not have the JSON_TABLE function. This function is available in Mysql 8 Nov 5, 2018 at 11:18

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sudo apt-get install software-properties-common -y
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lars-tangvald/mysql-8.0
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mysql-server

It consumes more memory than MySQL 5
SWAP required.

Since the authentication method has also been changed, please edit the following.
sudo vi /etc/mysql/my.cnf

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    You don't need change authentication. You need update your users|passwords. It is not good information and it is also bad practice.
    – abkrim
    Feb 3, 2019 at 19:32
  • seems this does not work anymore: add-apt-repository ppa:lars-tangvald/mysql-8.0 gives "could not find a distribution template for Raspbian/stretch" Mar 17, 2019 at 5:22
  • It worked for Ubuntu Server but installed 5.7
    – Maciek Rek
    Nov 5, 2020 at 17:35

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