Get, Build and Test Latest MariaDB the Lazy Way

The intention of this documentation is show all the steps of getting, building and testing the latest MariaDB server (10.5 at time of writing) from GitHub. Each stage links to the full documentation for that step if you need to find out more.

Install all tools needed to build MariaDB


sudo zypper install git gcc gcc-c++ make bison ncurses ncurses-devel zlib-devel libevent-devel cmake openssl


apt install -y build-essential bison libgnutls28-dev
apt build-dep mariadb-server 

Set Up git

Fetch and checkout the MariaDB source to a subdirectory of the current directory

git clone mariadb
cd mariadb
git checkout 11.4

Build It

The following command builds a server the same way that is used for building releases. Use cmake . -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug to build for debugging.

cmake . -DBUILD_CONFIG=mysql_release && cmake --build . --parallel=8

Check the Server (If You Want To)

mysql-test/mtr --parallel=8 --force

Install the Default Databases

./scripts/mariadb-install-db --srcdir=.

(Older MariaDB version use mysql_install_db)

Install the Server (If needed)

You can also run and test mariadb directly from the build directory, in which case you can skip the rest of the steps below.

cmake --install .

Start the Server

Start the server in it's own terminal window for testing. Note that the directory depends on your system!



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