Unable to install mariadb-devel

Currently evaluating Rocky Linux as a replacement for Centos v7. My knowledge of Linux is middling and I get very confused by package managers :wink: I’m trying to install MariaDB server with the development modules (needed by Seafile). yum -y install mariadb-server works a treat but it fails when I try to install the development modules: yum -y install mariadb-devel

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No match for argument: mariadb-devel
Error: Unable to find a match: mariadb-devel

Can’t find anything specific on here around mariadb-devel except somebody mentioned that none of the devel modules are available. How do I enable them? Ta!

Use the devel repo and you’ll find your package.

[root@xmpp01 ~]# dnf install mariadb-devel --enablerepo=devel;
Rocky Linux 9 - Devel WARNING! FOR BUILDROOT ONLY DO NOT LEAVE ENABLED                                                          4.6 MB/s |  13 MB     00:02
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Dependencies resolved.
 Package                                          Architecture                 Version                                    Repository                       Size
 mariadb-devel                                    x86_64                       3:10.5.16-2.el9_0                          crb                             1.0 M
Installing dependencies:
 mariadb-connector-c                              x86_64                       3.2.6-1.el9_0                              appstream                       195 k
 mariadb-connector-c-config                       noarch                       3.2.6-1.el9_0                              appstream                       9.8 k
 mariadb-connector-c-devel                        x86_64                       3.2.6-1.el9_0                              appstream                        55 k
 openssl-devel                                    x86_64                       1:3.0.7-17.el9_2                           appstream                       3.0 M
 zlib-devel                                       x86_64                       1.2.11-39.el9                              appstream                        44 k
Installing weak dependencies:
 mariadb-connector-c-doc                          noarch                       3.2.6-1.el9_0                              crb                              98 k

Transaction Summary
Install  7 Packages

Total download size: 4.4 M
Installed size: 11 M
Is this ok [y/N]:
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Thanks for the VERY rapid answer. Worked a treat :slight_smile: The package manager dnf isn’t something I’ve used before.


What I’ve learnt today is that dnf is effectively a replacement for yum with more features.

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