MariaDB 10.2 does not support CentOS6 anymore.

MariaDB dropped support for CentOS 6. There is no new rpm-package for this OS version.

Whenever you try to upgrade MariaDB with DirectAdmin’s CustomBuild you will see a warning:

  • MariaDB 10.1 no longer supports CentOS6.
  • MariaDB 10.2 no longer supports CentOS6.
  • MariaDB 10.3 no longer supports CentOS6.

And so on. And the upgrade process will stop.

This means that MariaDB cannot be upgraded on CentOS 6. And here you have two options:

  • Migrate Your Data to CentOS 7 or CentOS 8
  • Or disable MariaDB updates in CustomBuild. In this case you will not be repeatedly informed on available upgrade of DB server.

Disable MariaDB Updates in DirectAdmin

For this run the command in the server console as root:

cd /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/
./build set mysql_inst no

You should see something like this:

[root@server ~]# cd /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild
[root@server custombuild]#
[root@server custombuild]# ./build set mysql_inst no
Changed mysql_inst option from mariadb to no
[root@server custombuild]#

And at this point you will not be notified on “Available” updates.

Still, you can consider migration at the earliest at your convenience.

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