Re: Problems installing MariaDB
- Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:59:43 +0100
- From: Joe <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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
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
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
> 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.