How to Install MariaDB in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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  1. Ted @ The Digital Orchard says:

    I’ve been battling the installation of MariaDB on Ubuntu 15.04 for days now. Every tutorial that I read states that the installer will prompt for a root user, yet that never happens for me. Is this a quirk with the version provided through Ubuntu? I read that somewhere.

    I’m able to get it installed, run mysql_secure_installation, etc, but the resulting installation has too many files owned by ‘root’, not the ‘mysql’ user, so I’m not able to log into as root@localhost. This has been very frustrating and one of the reasons why I’ve been switching to MongoDB for new sites and applications. Setting up MySQL has too many “gotchas”.

    Suggestions? Advice? Fool-proof installation steps?

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