Welcome to our guide on how to install MariaDB 10 on Debian 10 Buster. As of this writing, MariaDB 10.4 is the latest stable release.
Install MariaDB 10 on Debian 10 Buster
In this guide, we are going to install MariaDB 10.4 on Debian Buster. However, the default Debian 10 Buster repositories provides MariaDB 10.3.
apt policy mariadb-server
mariadb-server: Installed: (none) Candidate: 1:10.3.15-1 Version table: 1:10.3.15-1 500 500 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages
Therefore, to install MariaDB 10.4, you need to create MariaDB APR repo.
Create MariaDB APT Repo
Before you can create MariaDB APT repo, you need to import APT GPG signing key.
apt install gnupg2 -y apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xF1656F24C74CD1D8
Next, create MariaDB APT repo. To create the repo, use the add-apt-repository command. However, this command is not available by default and hence, you need to first install the software-properties-common.
apt install software-properties-common
After the installation, run the command below to create the MariaDB APT repo.
Note, you can choose a Mirror that is close to your region on MariaDB repos.
add-apt-repository 'deb [arch=amd64] http://ftp.igh.cnrs.fr/pub/mariadb/repo/10.4/debian buster main'
Run System Update
Once the key is imported and the repository added, update the system package cache by executing the following command:
apt update apt upgrade
Install MariaDB 10.4 on Debian 10 Buster
To install MariaDB 10.4 server and client, run the command below;
apt install mariadb-server mariadb-client
Running MariaDB 10 on Debian 10 Buster
When installation is done, MariaDB is started and enabled to run on system reboot.
systemctl status mariadb
● mariadb.service - MariaDB 10.4.6 database server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Drop-In: /etc/systemd/system/mariadb.service.d └─migrated-from-my.cnf-settings.conf Active: active (running) since Wed 2019-07-17 13:07:56 EDT; 2min 22s ago Docs: man:mysqld(8) https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/systemd/ Main PID: 7899 (mysqld) Status: "Taking your SQL requests now..." Tasks: 32 (limit: 1150) Memory: 92.2M CGroup: /system.slice/mariadb.service └─7899 /usr/sbin/mysqld Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: Phase 6/7: Checking and upgrading tables Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: Running 'mysqlcheck' with connection arguments: --port='3306' --socket='/var/run/mysqld/mysqld. Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: # Connecting to localhost... Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: # Disconnecting from localhost... Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: Processing databases Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: information_schema Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: performance_schema Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: Phase 7/7: Running 'FLUSH PRIVILEGES' Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: OK Jul 17 13:07:59 debian10 /etc/mysql/debian-start: Triggering myisam-recover for all MyISAM tables and aria-recover for all Aria tables
To confirm that MariaDB 10 is enabled on Debian 10;
systemctl is-enabled mariadb enabled
MariaDB 10.4 Authentication
By default, MariaDB 10.4 [email protected] user account comes secured. The fact that you were supposed to set and remember the password of MariaDB server root user password no longer exists.
[email protected] user created with the ability to either use;
unix_socketauthentication plugin. This allows the the
[email protected]user to login without a password via the local Unix socket as long as the login is attempted from a process owned by the operating system
- use the
mysql_native_passwordauthentication plugin if
unix_socketauthentication plugin fails. An invalid password is however initially set and thus, you need to set the password with the usual
SET PASSWORDstatement before this method can work.
As a result, you can simply login to MariaDB 10.4 by just using mysql or mysql -u root.
mysql -u root
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MariaDB connection id is 46 Server version: 10.4.6-MariaDB-1:10.4.6+maria~buster-log mariadb.org binary distribution Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]>
If you however need to set the root password, login to MariaDB as in above and execute the command below;
ALTER USER [email protected] IDENTIFIED VIA mysql_native_password USING PASSWORD("[email protected]");
You can now natively login as;
mysql -u root -p
To read more about MariaDB 10.4 authentications, check the Authentication for MariaDB 10.4 page.
Well, that is it on how to installing MariaDB 10.4 on Debian 10 Buster
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