Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) let’s you do a lot of interesting stuff inside Windows, biggest of which is installing Linux applications. We’ll look into installing MariaDB on Ubuntu running inside WSL.
Before we start, make sure you have WSL activated and Ubuntu installed, follow this link if you haven’t done so.
Start off by adding repositories required by MariaDB
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 0xF1656F24C74CD1D8 sudo add-apt-repository 'deb [arch=amd64,arm64,ppc64el] http://mariadb.nethub.com.hk/repo/10.1/ubuntu bionic main'
Update your installation
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mariadb-server
You’ll be prompted to set a root password and wait for the installation to continue. Issue the following command once installation is complete:
sudo service mysql start