Travis CI - Running Tests on MySQL 8.0.X on Ubuntu Xenial

Who is this article for?

Anyone looking for how to install MySQL 8.0.X on Travis CI with Ubuntu Xenial.

This article would be very brief and should not take more than 1 min to upgrade MySQL 5.7.X to MySQL 8.0.X.

Before You Begin

If you are using Docker this particular article is not for you, I will be doing another post which will show how you use different containers inside Docker with Travis CI.

I am going to assume we are directly upgrading the MySQL and running the tests.

Step 1 - Upgrade to MySQL 8.0.X

sudo dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.10-1_all.deb
sudo apt-get update -q
sudo apt-get install -q -y --allow-unauthenticated -o Dpkg::Options::=--force-confnew mysql-server

Step 2 - Restart the SQL Server

sudo systemctl restart mysql

Step 3 - Complete the upgrade

sudo mysql_upgrade

Step 4 - Verify the installed version

mysql --version

Sample Travis yml file


Upgrading MySQL using this technique works as expected if you are not using Docker.

It is a good practice to test your code before upgrading the SQL version on your production instance.

I did posted the same question in the travis community -

Akki K


Experienced Backend Developer.