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I try to install mariadb on centos 7 using official documentation https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb/yum/

I have installed these packages:

Installed Packages
MariaDB-server.x86_64                   5.5.47-1.el7.centos             @mariadb
MariaDB-client.x86_64                   5.5.47-1.el7.centos             @mariadb
MariaDB-common.x86_64                   5.5.47-1.el7.centos             @mariadb

And I try to start mariadb service using 'systemctl start mariadb' but I always get a error Failed to issue method call: Unit mariadb.service failed to load: No such file or directory.

After rebooting I can login into database as a root. But I can't understand the reason, why there's no mariadb service.

Also I have a MariaDB.repo file like this:

# MariaDB 5.5 CentOS repository list - created 2016-01-12 10:44 UTC
# http://mariadb.org/mariadb/repositories/
[mariadb]
name = MariaDB
baseurl = http://yum.mariadb.org/5.5/centos7-amd64
gpgkey=https://yum.mariadb.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB
gpgcheck=1
  • Are you missing mariadb-libs.x86_64 ? – pun Jan 12 '16 at 15:32
  • It's added MariaDB-shared from mariadb repository instead of it. But the problem still the same. – wazz Jan 12 '16 at 15:38
  • Also I removed the mariadb repo file and install maria-db from base centos 7 repo. And it will work. Is this a bug? Or is it my mistake with repo? – wazz Jan 12 '16 at 15:39
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Looking at their packages, I can see that they don't include a systemd service file in their 5.5 packages. They do ship a legacy init script at /etc/init.d/mysql, so you could technically just run systemctl start mysql and systemd's legacy compatibility will take care of it.

$ repoquery --enablerepo mariadb --list MariaDB-server | grep init
/etc/init.d/mysql

Me personally, I'd rather stick to the stock CentOS packages, which have a proper systemd service unit file included. As a general rule, most software projects are the experts on their software, not on RPM packaging best practices.

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