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Forked from MySQL, MariaDB has been known to be a drop-in replacement that brings enhancements and performance optimizations over MySQL. This tutorial will show you how to install MariaDB onto Ubuntu 14.04 in two ways.
This is straightforward, simply run the following:
apt-get update -y apt-get install mariadb-server
Ubuntu server doesn't ship with a way to add repositories from the command line. The following commands install the MariaDB repository onto your server and install MariaDB:
apt-get install software-properties-common apt-key adv --recv-keys -keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 0xcbcb082a1bb943db add-apt-repository 'deb http://mirror.jmu.edu/pub/mariadb/repo/10.1/ubuntu trusty main'
If you do not wish to execute the previous commands, you could alternatively create a file in
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ and populate it with these contents:
deb http://mirror.jmu.edu/pub/mariadb/repo/10.1/ubuntu trusty main deb-src http://mirror.jmu.edu/pub/mariadb/repo/10.1/ubuntu trusty main
Next, run the following commands:
apt-get update apt-get install mariadb-server
Finish the installation by running:
If everything is successful, you can proceed to the next step.
After installation, run
mysql -u root -p. Enter your password when prompted. You will see output similar to the following:
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MariaDB connection id is XXXX Server version: 5.5.X Copyright (c) 2000, 2014, Oracle, Monty Program Ab and others. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]>
Congratulations, you have successfully installed MariaDB. If you instead received an error, retry by running the following command:
service mysql start