The following is a partial list of distributions which include MariaDB in their package repositories. For these you can use the distribution's management system to install MariaDB.
- Alpine Linux
- Arch Linux — features MariaDB 10.0, replacing MySQL as a default
- ALT Linux
- The Chakra Project — features the latest MariaDB 5.5 release, replacing MySQL as a default
- Fedora — MariaDB 5.5 became the default relational database from Fedora 19, and MariaDB 10.0 from Fedora 21.
- Gentoo Linux
- GNU/Linux KDu — features the latest MariaDB 5.5 release, replacing MySQL as a default since version GNU/Linux KDu 2.0 Final (future release)
- Mageia — features the latest MariaDB 10.0 release, and has replaced MySQL as a default
- Manjaro Linux — MariaDB 10.0 is available in stable.
- openSUSE — MariaDB 5.5 became the default relational database in openSUSE 12.3, and MariaDB 10.0 the default since 13.2
- Parabola GNU/Linux
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux — MariaDB 5.5 has been the default "MySQL" database since RHEL 7
- Slackware — has used MariaDB as default, replacing MySQL, since 14.1
- SUSE — MariaDB is the default relational database option on SUSE Linux Enterprise
- Ubuntu — Available in Trusty Tahr 14.04 onwards
- Dragonfly BSD — MariaDB 5.5 has been available since 3.8
- FreeBSD — MariaDB 5.5 is available in the ports tree and the FreeBSD Manual has instructions on Installing Applications: Packages and Ports
- OpenBSD — MariaDB 10.0 has been available since the 5.7 release.