Is there a working replacement for mysql-admin available for Ubuntu?

I just wasted 3-4 hours with mysql-workbench which seems incapable of granting schema priviledges to users (although it shows that it has). I finally got a windows user to do it for me with mysql-admin, but mysql-admin doesn't seem to be available in the Ubuntu repos any more.

If I have to I'll use mysql-admin in windows in a VM, but it seems rather strange that such a solution should be necessary.