The latest packages
Tarballs, binaries (Linux, Solaris, and Windows), and packages for some Linux distributions are available at downloads.mariadb.org.
We hope that interested community package maintainers will step forward, as others already have, to build packages for their distributions. We ask for strict adherence to your packaging system's best practices and invite you to create a bug report if our project impedes this in any way.
Instructions how to install the packages can be found here.
Distributions which include MariaDB
Binaries from our Buildbot system (see also the Buildbot page), are available at http://hasky.askmonty.org/archive/pack/. They are not suitable for use in production systems but may be of use for debugging.
Once at the above URL you will need to click on the MariaDB tree you are
interested in, and then the build. The build number corresponds to the
tarbuildnum variable in Buildbot.
For example, if you were interested in the bsd9-64 build of the MariaDB 5.5
tree, revision 3497, the
tarbuildnum is listed in the "Build Properties"
table of the
Buildbot build report.
In this case, the value is "2434".
Getting the source
You can find all the source code at https://github.com/MariaDB/server
To retrieve the code, the Git source control software offers the path of least resistance. If you are unfamiliar with git, please refer to the git documentation for an understanding of version control with git.
For instructions on creating a local branch of MariaDB, see the Getting the MariaDB Source Code page.
See the Generic Build Instructions page for general instructions on compiling MariaDB from the source. The source page has links to platform and distribution-specific information, including information on how we build the release packages.
Running the most recent MariaDB version is generally the best choice. However, some organizations still use old or very old versions of MariaDB/MySQL. An upgrade would probably require important changes in their applications, and sometimes they don't even have the sources of those applications. And the operating system could be very old and no longer supported by MariaDB. Those companies can find old packages in a repository maintained by MariaDB Corporation, which includes old versions starting from MariaDB 5.1: