Useable guide to first invocation of mariadb - where?
My eventual goal is to install the Debian version of WordPress on my
laptop and access it via http://localhost .
I did this with incomplete success. It was unclear if there were
installation errors or there was a version incompatibility between my
reference material an my installation. Situation is complicated by not
having records of how did installation and setup last time.
>50 years of experience suggested a completely fresh install of
I installed Stretch with MATE desktop.
No problem installing Apache2.
I then did
apt-get install mariadb-client mariadb-server
As user I (reasonably) see:
ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user 'richard'@'localhost'
As root I see:
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 10
Server version: 10.1.22-MariaDB- Debian 9.0
Copyright (c) 2000, 2016, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input
Therefore mariadb was successfully installed.
*BUT* I find *NOTHING* on the web about first run of mariadb!
Random meandering thru the help system yields documentation of "account
management" on the microscopic details (with links into
*NO USEFUL OVERVIEW*
I can create users and associated passwords.
But what *VITAL* things will be missing?
I, myself, will be creating any databases. But I do want to know that
all will be ready for the installation of WordPress to function.