This tutorial is going to show you how to install MariaDB Server on Arch Linux and all derivatives. MariaDB is a fork of MySQL Server which is open source, robust, stable and powerful. MariaDB has been used my millions users around the world to power up their websites and other purposes.
Steps to install MariaDB on Arch Linux
Open Terminal and type the following command
sudo pacman -S mariadb
[dhani@arch-pc ~]$ sudo pacman -S mariadb resolving dependencies... looking for conflicting packages... Packages (4) jemalloc-4.4.0-1 libmariadbclient-10.1.20-3 mariadb-clients-10.1.20-3 mariadb-10.1.20-3 Total Download Size: 19.46 MiB Total Installed Size: 172.48 MiB :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]
Type y and press enter to start the installation.
Next is to initialize the database for first use.
sudo mysql_install_db --user=mysql --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql
Now start the server
sudo systemctl start mariadb
Secure Mariadb installation
Follow on screen wizard. You will be asked to enter or change the root password here.