Updating MySQL on Ubuntu 14.04

Updating MySQL on Ubuntu 14.04

Its been a while since I’ve used MySQL extensively. So recently I’ve been involved in a new project, a laravel project. So when I tried to setup and configure the project it gives all sorts of errors.

Specified key was too long; Max key length is …

After googling around, MySQL 5.5 is the reason for it. First things first, download the MySQL APT Repository

Install it using gdebi or other tools that you’re familiar with.

Update your repo, install mysql-server and run mysql_upgrade


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