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Install MySQL Client on Amazon Linux 2

Oct 12, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment

As a terminal fan probably you would wonder how to establish a connection to your database endpoint. The thing is that you need to have the MySQL client installed on your Amazon Linux instance. It’s an easy one, but let’s see how to do it.


  • Amazon Linux 2
  • sudo privileges

Install MySQL Client on Amazon Linux 2

Step 1. Update the packages.

sudo yum update

Step 2. Install the MySQL Client.

sudo yum install mysql

Step 3. Verify the installation.

mysql --version


mysql  Ver 15.1 Distrib 5.5.68-MariaDB, for Linux (aarch64) using readline 5.1

Step 4. MySQL’s command to connect to your endpoint:

mysql -h hostname -u username -p


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