Installing MariaDB on Ubuntu

I’ve been using MariaDB for some time now and it’s perfect replacement for MySQL especially with the latest news onOracle’s move to hinder MySQL developer community despite it’s promise to EU. Now is a perfect time to ditch MySQL and move to something that’s backed by the original authors of MySQL and that something is MariaDB.

1. First pick your Ubuntu version repository mirror close to you from MariaDB downloads page. Once you’ve picked up your mirror then add them to /etc/apt/source.list.d/mariadb.list. I’m still running 10.04 so here’s what I put in my mariadb.list:

# MariaDB repository list - created 2012-07-04 18:04 UTC
deb lucid main
deb-src lucid main

2. Next you’ll need to import the signing key

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xcbcb082a1bb943db

3. Update

aptitude update

4. Install

aptitude install mariadb-server-5.5

Now you have MariaDB 5.5 installed and you can configure it exactly like you would configure MySQL.

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