How To Install MariaDB 10.5 on Ubuntu 20.04

Posted by LinuxCapable on Jul 23, 2021 5:28 PM EST; By Joshua James
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In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest stable release of MariaDB 10.5 on Ubuntu 20.04. You can also use the same guide to upgrade to the newer 10.6 if you prefer however for stability we recommend staying on 10.5 until the newer version matures a bit more.

MariaDB is one of the most popular open-source databases next to its originator MySQL. The original creators of MySQL developed MariaDB in response to fears that MySQL will suddenly become a paid service due to Oracle acquiring it in 2010. With its history of doing similar tactics, the developers behind MariaDB have promised to keep it open source and free from such fears as what has happened to MySQL.

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