It seems that Ubuntu 16.04 is coming with MySQL 5.7, however I need to install 5.6.
When I try to install it explicitly
sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6 I get the following error.
Package mysql-server-5.6 is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source However the following packages replace it: mysql-community-server:i386 mysql-common:i386 mysql-community-server mysql-common percona-xtradb-cluster-server-5.6:i386 percona-server-server-5.6:i386 mysql-testsuite-5.7:i386 mariadb-server-10.0:i386 percona-xtradb-cluster-server-5.6 percona-server-server-5.6 mysql-testsuite-5.7 mariadb-server-10.0 mysql-server-core-5.7:i386 mysql-server-5.7:i386 mysql-server-core-5.7 mysql-server-5.7
Is there any way to install 5.6?
I've used the following approach
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty universe' sudo apt-get update sudo apt install mysql-server-5.6 mysql-client-5.6
Take a look at the comment section of this answer if an error occurs during the execution of the last command