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I have some problems with a database. I think it might be mysql, my own database is probably mariadb. How can I check that?

  • Are we talking about a raw database file or a running database? – George Udosen Nov 16 '17 at 6:08
  • You want to check weather mariadb is installed or not? – neferpitou Nov 16 '17 at 6:31
  • @neferpitou Yes. I'm not sure which of the two is installed in Lampp. I have a Akeeba backup that installs (thank god!) well on the live server, but acts weird when I install it on my localhost. – Jos Nov 16 '17 at 7:15
  • dpkg -l | grep mysql and for mariadb dpkg -l grep mariadb; if it shows nothing then it is not installed. – neferpitou Nov 16 '17 at 8:16
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You can do this on your login to the database from the terminal:

mysql -u user -p

Enter your password and it displays the database name with the welcome message.mysql welcome pageMaria Welcome page

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Since you mentioned Lampp, this means you have Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP and phpmyadmin. Use this command to see what is installed on your machine, Mysql or mariadb.

dpkg -l | grep -e mysql-server -e mariadb-server
  • dpkg command not found.... – Richard Fu Apr 30 '19 at 5:26
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    @RichardFu Which distro you are using? You might need to use this one instead: rpm -qa | grep -e mysql -e mariadb – sys0dm1n May 7 '19 at 8:10

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