Install MariaDB on Ubuntu

  • Posted on June 29, 2013
  • anilg3Asked by anilg3

After installing MariaDB when I try to activate MariaDB, I get the error Can’t lock aria control file. Installation of system table failed.

Has anyone successfully used MariaDB on droplets?

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I am using MariaDB right now. Followed almost to the letter, except my droplet didn’t require libmysqlclient18. <br>HTH.

Finally, decided to uninstall MariaDB and install MySQL. It appears lot more information is available to migrate from MySQL to MariaDB but not enough to start using MariaDB from scratch. Once I have MySQL installed, configured and running, I may consider to do drop in upgrade to MariaDB.

service mysql status shows that * MariaDB is stopped. <br> <br><pre> <br>* /usr/bin/mysqladmin Ver 9.0 Distrib 5.5.31-MariaDB, for debian-linux-gnu on i686 <br>Copyright © 2000, 2013, Oracle, Monty Program Ab and others. <br> <br>Server version 5.5.31-MariaDB-1~precise-log <br>Protocol version 10 <br>Connection Localhost via UNIX socket <br>UNIX socket /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock <br>Uptime: 25 min 26 sec <br> <br>Threads: 1 Questions: 79 Slow queries: 0 Opens: 54 Flush tables: 2 Open tables: 39 Queries per second avg: 0.051 <br></pre> <br>