Ubuntu/Debian: A new & easier way to install Liquibase for Linux users

August 16, 2023
Ubuntu/Debian: A new & easier way to install Liquibase for Linux users

We’re thrilled to announce a brand new installation method for Liquibase specifically designed for Ubuntu/Debian users. Say goodbye to the manual process of downloading the archive, extracting files, and setting up the path! With the new Debian/Ubuntu installer package, installing Liquibase is a breeze. 

Benefits include:

  • Simplicity: No more manual extraction or path configuration steps.
  • Ease of Use: A straightforward installation process that saves time and effort.
  • Consistency: Leverage the power of package management, ensuring a standardized installation across systems.
  • Efficiency: Seamless upgrades with a simple command.
  • Community Support: Access to a vibrant Liquibase community for assistance and guidance.

Out with the old, in with the new Ubuntu/Debian installer package

It’s never been easier to bring Liquibase to Ubuntu/Debian environments thanks to the updated installation package. Just follow these simple steps:

First, open a terminal.

Next, import the Liquibase GPG key and add the repository to the apt sources list by running the following command:

wget -O- | gpg --dearmor > liquibase-keyring.gpg && \
cat liquibase-keyring.gpg | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/liquibase-keyring.gpg > /dev/null && \
echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/liquibase-keyring.gpg] stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/liquibase.list

Then, update the package lists:

sudo apt-get update

And finally, install Liquibase with a simple command:

sudo apt-get install liquibase

Voila! Liquibase is now installed on your Ubuntu/Debian system, ready to help you manage your database changes effortlessly.

The old way of installing Liquibase for Ubuntu/Debian

While functional, the now-outdated way of installing Liquibase on Ubuntu/Debian involved some time-consuming steps and advanced technical know-how. You had to:

  1. Download the Liquibase archive (tar.gz or .zip).
  2. Extract the archive to a desired location.
  3. Add the extracted files to the system’s path.
  4. Set up additional configurations and dependencies manually

Upgrading and uninstalling Liquibase for Ubuntu/Debian

Upgrading Liquibase to the latest version is a breeze as well. Simply run the following commands.

First, update the package lists:

sudo apt-get update

Then, upgrade Liquibase

sudo apt-get upgrade liquibase

And to uninstall, use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove liquibase

Special Thanks to Alejandro Alvarez

We would like to extend a special thanks to Alejandro Alvarez, our talented DevOps Engineer, for his contributions to developing and implementing the Debian/Ubuntu installer package for Liquibase. Alejandro’s expertise and dedication have been instrumental in making the installation process smoother and more accessible for Ubuntu/Debian users.

You can connect with Alejandro on GitHub and explore his projects and contributions.

Give It a Try!

We encourage Linux users to try out the new Debian/Ubuntu installer package and experience the streamlined Liquibase installation process firsthand. 

Article author
Jake Newton Manager of DevOps