I'm not very experienxed with Debian/Ubuntu. I follow this guide:

And this one for adding the required repositories (I don't install MariaDB!!!): https://downloads.mariadb.org/mariadb/repositories/ Ubuntu -> 12.04 -> Mirror near to you

My actual steps:
1. fresh install of Ubuntu 12.03.3
2. apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
3. apt-get install openssh-server # remote access for me
4. vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mariadb.list
5. paste into file

# MariaDB 5.5 repository list - created 2013-09-20 12:39 UTC
# http://mariadb.org/mariadb/repositories/
deb http://mirror2.hs-     esslingen.de/mariadb/repo/5.5/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://mirror2.hs-esslingen.de/mariadb/repo/5.5/ubuntu precise main  
  1. apt-get update
  2. apt-get install mariadb-galera-server galera

This fails:

Selecting previously unselected package galera.
Unpacking galera (from .../galera_23.2.6-precise_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Setting up mysql-common (5.5.33+maria-1~precise) ...
Setting up mariadb-common (5.5.33+maria-1~precise) ...
(Reading database ... 79533 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mariadb-galera-server-5.5 (from .../mariadb-galera-server-5.5_5.5.32+maria-1~precise_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mariadb-galera-server-5.5_5.5.32+maria-1~precise_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/mysql/plugin/dialog.so', which is also in package libmariadbclient18 5.5.33+maria-1~precise
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Selecting previously unselected package libhtml-template-perl.
Unpacking libhtml-template-perl (from .../libhtml-template-perl_2.10-1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package mariadb-galera-server.
Unpacking mariadb-galera-server (from .../mariadb-galera-server_5.5.32+maria-1~precise_all.deb) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

What is going wrong? I tried it already with pinning, but I doesn't help either. Is it possible, the repositories of MariaDB are not in clean state? Merely saying mariadb-galera-server is in conflict with it very own dependency libmariadbclient18

Thank you


There are currently some known installation issues I've also encountered yesterday. The MariaDB guys have "created a page for those who ran into the packaging bugs present in 5.5.33":

MariaDB 5.5.33 Debian and Ubuntu Installation Issues

You can try changing your sources.list configuration to

deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/mariadb/mariadb-5.5.32/repo/ubuntu precise main

and run a sudo apt-get update after that. Then simply install the older version until they have fixed everything:

sudo apt-get install mariadb-galera-server
  • Thank you! Looks like we have to wait for a final fix with the release from galera 5.5.33. – Peter Weber Sep 23 '13 at 11:49

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