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Installing mssql-cli on Ubuntu 22.04

Andrew Pruski runs into a problem:

I really like the mssql-cli tool. I use it pretty much everyday however it seems like it’s not being maintained anymore and as such, there are issues when trying to install it on Ubuntu 22.04.

The issue with Ubuntu 22.04 is that it has python 3.10 installed by default which the current mssql-cli is not compatible with. I did try installing previous versions of python (3.8 and 3.9) but had no luck so kept the default version.

Click through to see what Andrew did to resolve the problem. It looks like there’s already a GitHub issue for this that was opened back in October.