How to check which mysql version is available to install in UBUNTU?

If MySQL is not installed, you can check the available versions in the Ubuntu repositories using the following commands:

sudo apt-cache policy mysql

and if MySql is installed already then you can run below command to check the version:

sudo mysql --version 

Additionally, you can use the apt list command to list the available versions of MySQL packages:

sudo apt list -a | grep mysql 

To check version of any package which is not yet installed on your ubuntu machine, just use below command:

sudo apt-cache policy package-name