Install an old MariaDB version on Ubuntu

Do you need to install an old version of MariaDB on Ubuntu? Maybe you need to do some testing. Here’s how.

Visit and choose your package and OS. You’ll download a tar fie.

Extract the tar file with tar xf mariadb*.tar.

Change your working directory to the extracted directory. cd mariadb*debs

Set up your apt repository to install this version. sudo ./setup_repository

Install this version. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install mariadb-server

Secure your installation. sudo mysql_secure_installation

And, that’s it.

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