Configure MariaDB in Slackware 14.1

MariaDB is a default database server pre-configured in Slackware 14.1 replacing the MySQL server. This tutorial will guide a Slackware beginner on how to setup and configure MariaDB in the most basic way. Oh don't worry about the command. MariaDB uses mysql as well. Let's begin the first step:

1- Install MariaDB system database:

[email protected]:~# mysql_install_db --user=mysql
Installing MariaDB/MySQL system tables in '/var/lib/mysql' ...
Filling help tables...

To start mysqld at boot time you have to copy
support-files/mysql.server to the right place for your system

To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands:

'/usr/bin/mysqladmin' -u root password 'new-password'
'/usr/bin/mysqladmin' -u root -h slackware password 'new-password'

Alternatively you can run:

which will also give you the option of removing the test
databases and anonymous user created by default. This is
strongly recommended for production servers.

See the MariaDB Knowledgebase at or the
MySQL manual for more instructions.

You can start the MariaDB daemon with:
cd '/usr' ; /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir='/var/lib/mysql'

You can test the MariaDB daemon with
cd '/usr/mysql-test' ; perl

Please report any problems with the '/usr/bin/mysqlbug' script!

The latest information about MariaDB is available at
You can find additional information about the MySQL part at:
Support MariaDB development by buying support/new features from
Monty Program Ab. You can contact us about this at [email protected]
Alternatively consider joining our community based development effort:

[email protected]:~#

2- Start MariaDB daemon. We need to make mysql daemon script executable to make it start at boot:

[email protected]:~# chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld
[email protected]:~#

Now we can start the daemon:

[email protected]:~# /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir='/var/lib/mysql'
[1] 1714
[email protected]:~# 140105 12:48:13 mysqld_safe Logging to '/var/lib/mysql/slackware.err'.
140105 12:48:13 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql

3- Set root password or better, we can run '/usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation' which provides more options. The below example shows a finished running tool. You can choose what you want to do with your system.

[email protected]:~# /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation
/usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation: line 379: find_mysql_client: command not found


In order to log into MariaDB to secure it, we'll need the current
password for the root user. If you've just installed MariaDB, and
you haven't set the root password yet, the password will be blank,
so you should just press enter here.

Enter current password for root (enter for none): Just press Enter here
OK, successfully used password, moving on...

Setting the root password ensures that nobody can log into the MariaDB
root user without the proper authorisation.

Set root password? [Y/n] Y
New password: Enter password for MariaDB. It's invisible
Re-enter new password: Repeat password for MariaDB. It's invisible
Password updated successfully!
Reloading privilege tables..
... Success!

By default, a MariaDB installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone to log into MariaDB without having to have a user account created for them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a production environment.

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] Y
... Success!

Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] Y
... Success!

By default, MariaDB comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed before moving into a production environment.

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] Y
- Dropping test database...
... Success!
- Removing privileges on test database...
... Success!

Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] Y
... Success!

Cleaning up...

All done! If you've completed all of the above steps, your MariaDB
installation should now be secure.

Thanks for using MariaDB!
[email protected]:~#

4- Test mariaDB:

[email protected]:~# mysql -u root -p
Enter password: Enter MariaDB password. It's invisible.
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 9
Server version: 5.5.32-MariaDB MariaDB Server

Copyright (c) 2000, 2013, Oracle, Monty Program Ab and others.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]>

5- Create a new database:

MariaDB [(none)]> create database basicconfdb;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]>quit;

6- That's all.



Thanks. it's help me :-)

Very useful. Many thanks...

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