Generic Build Instructions
First, get a copy of the MariaDB source.
If you don't want to run MariaDB as yourself, then you should create a
mysql user. The example below uses this user.
MariaDB 5.5 and above is compiled using cmake.
It is recommended to create a build directory beside your source directory
mkdir build-mariadb cd build-mariadb
You can configure your build simply by running cmake without any special options, like
but if you want it to be configured exactly as we do for our releases, use
cmake ../server -DBUILD_CONFIG=mysql_release
All cmake configuration options for MariaDB can be displayed with:
cmake ../server -LH
To build and install MariaDB after running cmake use
make sudo make install
If the commands above fail, you can enable more compilation information by doing:
Starting MariaDB for the first time
After installing MariaDB (using
sudo make install), but prior to starting MariaDB for the first time, one should:
- ensure the directory where you installed MariaDB is owned by the mysql user (if the user doesn't exist, you'll need to create it)
- run the
mysql_install_dbscript to generate the needed system tables
Here is an example:
# The following assumes that the 'mysql' user exists and that we installed MariaDB # in /usr/local/mysql chown -R mysql /usr/local/mysql/ cd /usr/local/mysql/ scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql &
If you want to test your compiled MariaDB, you can do either of:
Each of the above are run from the source directory. There is no need to '
sudo make install' MariaDB prior to running them.
NOTE: If you are doing more extensive testing or debugging of MariaDB (like with real application data and workloads) you may want to start and run MariaDB directly from the source directory instead of installing it with '
sudo make install'. If so, see
Running MariaDB from the Source Directory.
Increasing version number or tagging a version
If you have made code changes and want to increase the version number or tag our version with a specific tag you can do this by editing the
VERSION file. Tags are shown when running the '
mysqld --version' command.
MariaDB builds with
readline; using an alternative such as
Editline may result in problems with non-ascii symbols.