How to Install MariaDB 10 on Ubuntu 22.10

MariaDB is an open-source, fast reliable, and flexible relational database management system, typically used with PHP. In this article, we are going to learn how to install MariaDB 10 on Ubuntu 22.10. So, let’s get started.

Pre-requisites :

  • A system with Ubuntu 22.10 installed and running.

    • root or sudo user access to the system.

Once you're all set, we'll proceed with MariaDB 10 installation and configuration.

Install MariaDB

Let's install MariaDB using the below commands.

apt update

apt install mariadb-server mariadb-client

Finally, you will want to secure your MariaDB installation by issuing the following command.



root@crown:~# mysql_secure_installation


In order to log into MariaDB to secure it, we'll need the current
password for the root user. If you've just installed MariaDB, and
haven't set the root password yet, you should just press enter here.

Enter current password for root (enter for none):
OK, successfully used password, moving on...

Setting the root password or using the unix_socket ensures that nobody
can log into the MariaDB root user without the proper authorisation.

You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer 'n'.

Switch to unix_socket authentication [Y/n] y
Enabled successfully!
Reloading privilege tables..
 ... Success!

You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer 'n'.

Change the root password? [Y/n] y
New password:
Re-enter new password:
Password updated successfully!
Reloading privilege tables..
 ... Success!

By default, a MariaDB installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone
to log into MariaDB without having to have a user account created for
them.  This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation
go a bit smoother.  You should remove them before moving into a
production environment.

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
 ... Success!

Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'.  This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
 ... Success!

By default, MariaDB comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can
access.  This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed
before moving into a production environment.

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
 - Dropping test database...
 ... Success!
 - Removing privileges on test database...
 ... Success!

Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y
 ... Success!

Cleaning up...

All done!  If you've completed all of the above steps, your MariaDB
installation should now be secure.

Thanks for using MariaDB!

To check the database server status.

systemctl status mariadb


  root@crown:~# systemctl status mariadb
  ● Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service; enabled; preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2022-10-27 20:47:13 UTC; 8s ago
       Docs: man:mariadbd(8)
    Process: 7654 ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/install -m 755 -o mysql -g root -d /var/run/mysqld (code=exited>
    Process: 7655 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c systemctl unset-environment _WSREP_START_POSITION (code=exite>
    Process: 7657 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c [ ! -e /usr/bin/galera_recovery ] && VAR= ||   VAR=`cd /usr/b>
    Process: 7699 ExecStartPost=/bin/sh -c systemctl unset-environment _WSREP_START_POSITION (code=exit>
    Process: 7701 ExecStartPost=/etc/mysql/debian-start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 7686 (mariadbd)
     Status: "Taking your SQL requests now..."
      Tasks: 14 (limit: 2227)
     Memory: 61.2M
        CPU: 454ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/mariadb.service
             └─7686 /usr/sbin/mariadbd

Check the version and newly created database using the below command,

mysql -V


root@crown:~# mysql -V
mysql  Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.6.9-MariaDB, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using  EditLine wrapper

Now you have successfully installed MariaDB 10 on Ubuntu 22.10.