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How To Install MariaDB on Fedora 37

Install MariaDB on Fedora 37

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MariaDB on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, MariaDB is a popular open-source database management system that is widely used in web applications. It is a community-driven fork of the MySQL database management system, providing a drop-in replacement with additional features and better performance.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MariaDB database on a Fedora 37.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for MariaDB.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install MariaDB on Fedora 37

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing MariaDB on Fedora 37.

By default, MariaDB is available in the default repositories of Fedora 37, so you can install it using the dnf package manager. To install MariaDB, run the following command below:

sudo dnf install mariadb-server mariadb-client

The command above installs both the server and client components of MariaDB.

After the installation is complete, start and enable MariaDB to run at boot time with the following command:

sudo systemctl start mariadb
sudo systemctl enable mariadb

Step 3. Secure MariaDB Installation.

It is recommended to secure the MariaDB installation to prevent unauthorized access to the database. Run the following command to run the security script:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

You will be prompted to answer some questions about the security settings of MariaDB. Follow the prompts and answer the questions:

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] Y
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] Y
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] Y

Step 4. Verify MariaDB Installation.

You can verify the installation of MariaDB on Fedora 37 by connecting to the MariaDB server using the following command:

sudo mysql -u root -p

Enter the root password that you set during the secure installation process. If the connection is successful, you will be presented with the MariaDB shell prompt, which looks like this:

MariaDB [(none)]>

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MariaDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the MariaDB database on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MariaDB website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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