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Re: Problems installing MariaDB

On Sat, 30 Jun 2018 09:07:33 -0500
Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 06/29/2018 03:01 PM, deloptes wrote:
> > Richard Owlett wrote:
> >   
> >> The initial setup to create users and associated passwords
> >> specifically. Also anything else required for using it for the
> >> first time.  
> > 
> > Hi,
> > as you stated that you have time, just read some good howto. You
> > must know that MariaDB is MySQL, so any MySQL introductory lesson
> > will help.  
> How to find a suitable one?
> The ones I find are written assuming things that are never identified
> or use some distro specific hack. Many presume a WEB-SERVER is
> involved. I understand that MySQL's definition of server is somehow
> different.

I use phpmyadmin because I like it, and I'm not a touch-typist. But you
can do anything via the command line, and I'm sure your minimal Linux
has a shell. You can even do it via SQL, but you need some sort of
client for that.

Here's a start: at a Linux shell prompt, type:

 mysql -u root -p

 and from a new installation where no root password has been set, just
hit return when it asks. Special free gift this month, your first MySQL

 show databases;

Don't forget the semicolon, if you just hit return, MySQL/mariadb will
just treat it as white space until it sees the next semicolon.

Oh, yes, quit; will get you back out.

> My Debian install is minimalist. When given the opportunity near end
> of install I specified only MATE desktop and 'standard' utilities.
> When in actual use my laptop will have *NO* connection to outside
> world.
> Suggestions for finding a suitable tutorial/howto?

Without using the Internet? Probably one of those three-inch books,
then. This link (again) will get you a PDF or zipped HTML, on the left
of the web page, near the top:




is the full reference manual, when you're ready for it.