mysql service masked after installing MariaDB

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Fri May 1 06:43:17 UTC 2015


Steven,

On 01/05/15 00:17, Steven Jones wrote:
> service mariadb start?

Afraid not. Even though MariaDB is installed, the service is still
called mysql.

Regards,
Tony.

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> 
> I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu server (15.04) but using MariaDB instead
> of MySql. During installation, I selected LAMP server and then once
> complete I installed MariaDB-server using aptitude. Aptitude offered to
> remove MySql packages which I accepted.
> 
> However, when trying to start the mysql service, it fails with a message
> saying the service is masked, viz:
> 
> sudo service mysql start
> [sudo] password for tony:
> Failed to start mysql.service: Unit mysql.service is masked.
> 
> How do I fix this? Or what is the best way to install ubuntu-server
> using MariaDB?
> 
> Note, I need MariaDB because I am trying to restore a database that has
> come from a system with the Aria storage engine as the default.
> 
> Many thanks in advance.
> 
> Regards,
> Tony.
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