MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL server, it has been created by the original authors of MySQL and was built to ensure very high compatibility with MySQL server and the API, commands, library and, in other words, it offers a very high level of binary equivalency. Today we will share a tutorial about how to install MariaDB on CentOS 6.
Add the MariaDB Yum Repo
Go to https://downloads.mariadb.org/mariadb/repositories/#mirror=somerset
Choose CentOS 6, then choose your release and version. After that, create the repo file:
nano -w /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo
Paste the repo you generated at mariadb.org page:
# MariaDB 10.0 CentOS repository list - created 2014-01-16 11:46 UTC # http://mariadb.org/mariadb/repositories/ [mariadb] name = MariaDB baseurl = http://yum.mariadb.org/10.0/centos6-amd64 gpgkey=https://yum.mariadb.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB gpgcheck=1
As you see in the above example, it includes a gpgkey line to automatically fetch the GPG key MariaDB uses to sign the repositories. This key is needed to verify the integrity of the packages it downloads.
Installing MariaDB with Yum
sudo yum install MariaDB-server MariaDB-client
If you have the MariaDB-Galera-server package installed, you may need to remove it prior to installing MariaDB-server (with ‘sudo yum remove MariaDB-Galera-server’). If this is your case, ensure to run a backup before you do so.
Finally, start the MariaDB server:
service mysql start
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