Install the prerequisites:

yum install cmake ncurses-devel

Download the latest version, which was 10.1.17 at the time of writing.

cd /extra/src
tar zxf mariadb-10.4.12.tar.gz
cd mariadb-10.4.12

Add a group and user for the mysql daemon. For a Linux system:

groupadd mysql
useradd -g mysql mysql

At this point, we don't need any advanced options, so our configuration options are simply - just the install path:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql --without-plugins=innobase

Make and install the binaries:

make install

Copy the default preferences file:

cp support-files/my-medium.cnf /etc/my.cnf

Because we compiled and installed as root, we need to change the ownership on the installed files so that the mysql user can access them:

chown -R mysql /usr/local/mysql/

Create the MySQL data directory and initialize the user tables.

cd /usr/local/mysql
scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql

While most of the installation can be owned by root, the data directory must be owned by the mysql user:

chown -R root .
chown -R mysql data

To test out the installation, start up the MySQL server:

bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql &

Post-Installation Setup
Secure the root and anonymous accounts:

cd bin

Stop the MySQL daemon:

killall mysqld

Automatic startup
We're going to use daemontools.
If you haven't already, install daemontools.

Create a directory for the MySQL service:

mkdir -m 1755 /var/service/mysql
cd /var/service/mysql

Create the /var/service/mysql/run script, making sure to change the servername:

exec 2>&1
exec \
/usr/local/bin/setuidgid mysql \
/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld \
--old-passwords \
--basedir=/usr/local/mysql \
--datadir=/usr/local/mysql/data \
--user=mysql \
--pid-file=/usr/local/mysql/data/<servername> \
--skip-external-locking \
--port=3306 \

Make the script executable:

chmod 755 run

Our log script comes from John Simpson's:

mkdir -m 755 log
cd log
mv service-any-log-run run
chmod 755 run

Finally, add the service to daemontools by creating the symbolic link in /service

ln -s /var/service/mysql /service/mysql

Confirm that the service is running:

svstat /service/mysql /service/mysql/log

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