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Install MariaDB On Slackware

MariaDB is the drop-in replacement for MySQL.

Installing MariaDB

Install MariaDB from the official Slackware discs or using slackpkg. If you performed a full install of Slackware, then you already have MariaDB on your computer.

Configuring MariaDB

As root

- Install the system databases

mysql_install_db

- Set ownerships of MariaDB libs

chown -R mysql:mysql /var/lib/mysql

- Set rc.mysqld file as executable

chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld

- Start MariaDB

/etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start

-Set root (master) password

mysqladmin -u root password 'NEW_PASSWORD'

Connecting to your MariaDB server

Troubleshooting

Sources

 howtos:databases:install_mariadb_on_slackware ()