MariaDB provides a repository that you can add on your Ubuntu machine, and then use that repository to download MariaDB.
MariaDB can be easily installed on any linux distro, as MariaDB supports all linux distros. However, in this tutorial, we are using Ubuntu 22.04, and we'll be installing MariaDB on it by using the official MariaDB repository for Ubuntu 22.04.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04.
Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04
Installing MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04, is easy. All you have to do is follow the steps below and install MariaDB on your machine.
Step 1 - Add MariaDB GPG Key
MariaDB provides a GPG key for its own repository. In order to be able to use this repository, the gpg key that you are downloading will be used later to verify the signature.
First, you need to download the GPG key on the keyrings directory
To do so, simply run the commands below one by one.
sudo mkdir -p /etc/apt/keyrings
sudo curl -o /etc/apt/keyrings/mariadb-keyring.pgp 'https://mariadb.org/mariadb_release_signing_key.pgp'
Step 2 - Create MariaDB Repository
Next, you need to create a repository file that contains MariaDB repository information.
To create a repository file is quite easy.
1) First, change the working directory to
2) Next, create an empty file called
mariadb.sources by using any text editor.
sudo nano mariadb.sources
3) Add the following on the file that you created with nano.
# MariaDB 11.1 repository list - created 2023-11-20 09:30 UTC
# deb.mariadb.org is a dynamic mirror if your preferred mirror goes offline. See https://mariadb.org/mirrorbits/ for details.
# URIs: https://deb.mariadb.org/11.1/ubuntu
Components: main main/debug
4) Save changes.
Step 3 - Update package index
Now that you created the repository file for MariaDB, in order to make this file active and to be able to use it, you need to update the package index on your machine.
To do this, simply run the following.
sudo apt update
Step 4 - Install MariaDB
MariaDB repository is active now on your machine, this means you can proceed to install MariaDB.
To install MariaDB, simply run the command below.
sudo apt install mariadb-server
At the time of writing this tutorial, the latest version of MariaDB is version : 11.1
Uninstall MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04
If you feel like something went wrong with the MariaDB installation , and want to uninstall it so that you can reinstall it again, then you can easily do so.
sudo apt remove mariadb-server
By now you should be able to install and use MariaDB on your Ubuntu 22.04 machine.