First time I am starting working on "heidisql". I want to download & install "heidisql" on Linux Mint. May anybody please provide me the link to download "heidisql" for Linux version & how to install? Actually after googling I am not getting proper result.

  • "HeidiSQL runs fine on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and - with Wine - on any Linux and newer MacOS X versions." - from the top link for heidisql on Google. What do you make of that? What have you attempted so far to get it running under Wine?
    – Mat
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 7:56
  • i already install "HeidiSQL_8.3.0.4694_Setup.exe" but how to download "Wine"... whenever i clicked on the Wine link it redirect to download.php page... & how to setup..??
    – Nishant
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 9:56
  • Did you search? "linux mint install wine" in your favorite search engine should bring lots of stuff.
    – Mat
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 10:05
  • when i try to run cmd on terminal "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa", got this error "Cannot access PPA (launchpad.net/api/1.0/~ubuntu-wine/+archive/ppa) to get PPA information, please check your internet connection."
    – Nishant
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 10:21

4 Answers 4


A good alternative to Heidi that runs on Linux without wine is dbeaver. It's a Java app and the user interface will be familiar for users of HeidiSQL.


Installation instructions

How to install DBeaver 2.3.6 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Crunchbang and KWheezy systems:

$ wget -c https://dbeaver.io/files/dbeaver-ce_latest_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i dbeaver-ce_latest_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

How to install DBeaver 2.3.6 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Crunchbang and KWheezy systems:

$ wget -c https://dbeaver.io/files/dbeaver-ce_latest_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i dbeaver-ce_latest_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f


  • it hangs.Onl killing the app helps, then it works for some time and hard kill is neded again to work
    – Tebe
    Commented Mar 5 at 7:42

HeidiSQL runs nicely on Linux using wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator).

To Install:

  1. If not already installed, install wine with: sudo apt-get install wine

  2. Install HeidiSQL with: wine HeidiSQL_some-version-#_Setup.exe

Now in the menu category named wine you'll find your new HeidiSQL launcher.

To upgrade: Reinstall HeidiSQL with the new *.exe file.

Extra tips:

Have been using HeidiSQL for about a year now. I use HeidiSQL to edit my MariaDB (mySQL) database design, and then use LibreOffice as the MariaDB front end. It works pretty good.

I keep my database programs organized in the menu in a new custom folder named Database.

In HeidiSQL save table edits before moving to something else and you should be all good. At one time if you moved the focus to a new thing without saving first she would crash. I'm guessing it's been fixed by now. The developer seems pretty smart and keeps the thing running nicely.

My 2nd divorce was from a woman named Heidi. She Dropped me.. and I'm better off for it.


Heidisql is a Windows application. This can run in Linux using the wine software.

First install wine (sudo apt-get install wine) and then you should be able to run the heidisql installer by just double clicking the icon.

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    heidisql is the best sql program I have encountered. Even on wine it beats dbeaver, except for occasional crashes when I alter table columns. Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 22:18

Another good alternative for Ubuntu is MySQL Workbench

To install it :

sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench

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