How to install DBeaver on Ubuntu
Recently I was looking for a simple free database viewer for PostgreSQL on Ubutu 16.04. I failed to catch up on PgAdmin3, but came across a topic on HN where various GUI tools for PostgreSQL were discussed:
Postage – A fast replacement for pgAdmin
After checking out DBeaver vs Valentina Studio my conclusion was that DBeaver is a bit better, so I went for it.
Seems a decent GUI to answer “What are the best Ubuntu GUIs for PostgreSQL?”.
This post contributed as well: You should be using DBeaver
For more options, one can also read through good GUI tool for PostgreSQL?
I used the Debian package – Linux Debian package 64 bit (installer). Take it here: DBeaver Downloads
- Make sure to download the correct installer according to your operating system architecture (32 or 64-bit)
- Download the installer from this page
- Once the download is complete, launch your terminal, go to the download location, here run:
sudo dpkg -i dbeaver-ce_4.1.3_amd64.deb(sudo dpkg -i yourdbeaverversionhere)
- Once the installation process is complete, launch it from the Applications menu
Actually, here I’ve got an error at this step (after clicking DBeaver’s icon from the menu):
A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run Dbeaver. No Java virtual machine was found after searching the following locations: /usr/share/dbeaver/jre/bin/java java in your current PATH
Also, in the terminal:
The following packages have unmet dependencies: Dbeaver-ce: Depends: openjdk-8-jre-headless but it is not installed or java-runtime-headless E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.
A java runtime environment jre or java development kit jdk must be available in order to run DBeaver. This answer helped: Error while installing DBeaver On Ubuntu 14.04
As recommended, I’ve done 1 more command and got DBeaver up and running:
sudo apt-get -f install
So the full trace of DBeaver installation could look like this:
cd yourfolder wget http://dbeaver.jkiss.org/files/dbeaver-ce_latest_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i dbeaver-ce_latest_amd64.deb sudo apt-get -f install