You are here

Building MariaDB Server from the sources

Recently I had to test a new MariaDB feature that was developed at our request (MDEV-33782). To test this feature I had to build the MariaDB server myself from source, which I have not done for a long time. So a new challenge, especially with CMake...

I followed the MariaDB documentation Get, Build and Test Latest MariaDB the Lazy Way to build the server.

On Ubuntu 22.04 it did not work for me, for reasons unknown to me. So I cloned an Ubuntu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster) LXC container and built the MariaDB server in it.

To make the whole thing work, however, the package sources had to be added to the file /etc/apt/sources.list in the container first:

deb-src lunar main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src lunar-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src lunar-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src lunar-backports main restricted universe multiverse

Then we proceeded according to the instructions:

shell> apt install build-essential bison
shell> apt build-dep mariadb-server

The corresponding branch was cloned:

shell> # git clone mariadb-MDEV-33782
shell> # git branch --all
shell> git clone --branch MDEV-33782 --single-branch mariadb-MDEV-33782
shell> cd mariadb-MDEV-33782
shell> # git checkout 11.5

and then the server was build. This took about 20 minutes on my old machine. CMake still ran into an error, which was solved by installing the corresponding package (MDEV-33815):

shell> apt install libgnutls28-dev
shell> cmake . -DBUILD_CONFIG=mysql_release && make -j8

The tests were executed:

shell> cd mysql-test
shell> ./mtr rpl.rpl_create_drop_event
Logging: ./mtr  rpl.rpl_create_drop_event
VS config: 
vardir: /root/mariadb-MDEV-33782/mysql-test/var
Checking leftover processes...
Removing old var directory...
Creating var directory '/root/mariadb-MDEV-33782/mysql-test/var'...
Checking supported features...
MariaDB Version 11.5.0-MariaDB
 - SSL connections supported
 - binaries built with wsrep patch
Collecting tests...
Installing system database...


TEST                                      RESULT   TIME (ms) or COMMENT

worker[01] Using MTR_BUILD_THREAD 300, with reserved ports 16000..16019
worker[01] mysql-test-run: WARNING: running this script as _root_ will cause some tests to be skipped
rpl.rpl_create_drop_event 'mix'          [ pass ]    522
rpl.rpl_create_drop_event 'row'          [ pass ]    525
rpl.rpl_create_drop_event 'stmt'         [ pass ]    525
The servers were restarted 2 times
Spent 1.572 of 14 seconds executing testcases

Completed: All 3 tests were successful.

And then a binary tarball was build for further testing.

shell> make package
Run CPack packaging tool...
CPack: Create package using TGZ
CPack: Install projects
CPack: - Run preinstall target for: MariaDB
CPack: - Install project: MariaDB []
CPack: Create package
CPack: - package: /root/mariadb-MDEV-33782/mariadb-11.5.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz generated.

Taxonomy upgrade extras: