Installing on an Old Linux Version

This article lists some typical errors that may happen when you try to use an incompatible MariaDB binary on a linux system:

The following example errors are from trying to install MariaDB built for SuSE 11.x on a SuSE 9.0 server:

> scripts/mysql_install_db
./bin/my_print_defaults: /lib/i686/ 
  version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by ./bin/my_print_defaults)


> ./bin/mysqld --skip-grant &
./bin/mysqld: error while loading shared libraries:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

If you see either of the above errors, the binary MariaDB package you installed is not compatible with your system.

The options you have are:

  • Find another MariaDB package or tar from the download page that matches your system.
  • or


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