Security Notice
While the information on this site currently remains available for reference purposes, you are strongly recommended to use at least the latest MariaDB release in your series. You can download packages and set up repos from http://downloads.mariadb.org/. For more information see the summary post MariaDB Security Updates or ask Open Query.

Instructions for MariaDB 5.2 (new release)

Install the OurDelta release RPM :

rpm -ivh http://master.ourdelta.org/yum/CentOS-MariaDB52/ourdelta-release-5-1.noarch.rpm

You’re done. From that, proceed to install the MariaDB packages as usual, using yum:

For server installs:
yum install MariaDB-server
For client connectivity:
yum install MariaDB-client

This version of MariaDB does not conflict with any prior installation of MySQL.

Instructions for MySQL 5.0 and MariaDB up to 5.1 (obsolete packages)

Install the YUM ProtectBase plug-in, get the initial sign key, and then the OurDelta release RPM containing YUM repo/mirror files and GPG key: RHEL/CentOS 4: yum install yum-plugin-protectbase RHEL/CentOS 5: yum install yum-protectbase rpm --import http://master.ourdelta.org/deb/ourdelta.gpg Note: You must add protect=0 to all other repos in all .repo files or any repos that you have in /etc/yum.conf if you want them unprotected, otherwise they belong to the group.protect=1

MariaDB 5.1 and Upgrading

MariaDB (5.1) purposely conflicts with MySQL (5.0), so you don’t magically/automatically upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1. You can force it, or (more appropriately) remove the 5.0 packages then install the 5.1 packages. Removing does not remove /var/lib/mysql (the data directory). But of course it’s always wise to make a backup of the physical, as well as doing a mysqldump.
Please note: right now we only have RHEL/CentOS 5 packages of MariaDB 5.1. If you need packages for RHEL/CentOS 4, please let us know.


  • MySQL-OurDelta-server
  • MySQL-OurDelta-shared
  • MySQL-OurDelta-client
  • MySQL-OurDelta-devel
  • MySQL-OurDelta-test
  • MySQL-OurDelta-debuginfo
  • MySQL-OurDelta-Sail-… same as above for the bleeding edge build.
  • MariaDB-OurDelta-… same as above for MariaDB 5.1
For any server installation, install -server. For client connectivity, install -shared and -client.
OS/Distro Version Architecture Download
RHEL/CentOS 4 x86_64 RPM
RHEL/CentOS 5 x86_64 RPM

This is work-in-progress. You may not see your OS/distro/arch here yet.

4 Responses to “RHEL/CentOS”

  1. Alexander Yu Says:

    Currently, we are upgrading the existing mysql- to the OurDelta Mysql build

  2. Michael Ben-David Says:

    Success – replace default MySQL 5.0.x with MariaDB 5.2.x on CentOS 64-bit 5.x following the OurDelta yum recipe above. Thanks!

  3. Alexey ilber Says:

    Latest MariaDB 5.2 is 5.2.13, any eta on a new build?

  4. arjen Says:

    Please use the mariadb.org repos, OurDelta has handed over our build, packaging and repo system to Monty Program so that it’s incorporated there.
    If you experience any problems, please do let us know. thanks