It is possible having MySQL server and MariaDB server together in the same Ubuntu 14.04 using official packages?

logoff asked:

It is possible having MySQL server and MariaDB server together in the same Ubuntu 14.04 using official packages?

I want to have both servers running in the same machine, using different listening ports. Would it be possible using official packages of software repositories?

My answer:


Not using official packages. They would attempt to use the same configuration files and data directories, which would result in a crash at best, and data loss at worst.

If you really want to do this, try using containers.


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