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I'm trying to install MariaDB with MySQL in the same server but got this errors:

Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package MariaDB-client.i686 0:5.5.32-1 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: MariaDB-common for package: MariaDB-client-5.5.32-1.i686
---> Package MariaDB-server.i686 0:5.5.32-1 will be obsoleting
---> Package mysql-server.i686 0:5.5.33-1.el6.remi will be obsoleted
--> Running transaction check
---> Package MariaDB-common.i686 0:5.5.32-1 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: MariaDB-compat for package: MariaDB-common-5.5.32-1.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package MariaDB-compat.i686 0:5.5.32-1 will be installed
--> Processing Conflict: mysql-5.5.33-1.el6.remi.i686 conflicts MySQL
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: mysql conflicts with MariaDB-server-5.5.32-1.i686
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

I read docs here and here but that doesn't help since those guides are for alone installation I though, how I can install MariaDB and MySQL both in the same server by using yum?

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MariaDB is a total drop-in replacement for MySQL - it even uses the same configuration files and folders.

If you're utterly sold on using both simultaneously, then you'd probably be best compiling from source and configuring all the folders manually. I am speaking from Debian derivative basis, so I may be off the mark regarding yum, but generally the package manager versions tend to be a simple replacement.

I would still run the following before taking the plunge, just in case something goes wrong: mysqldump -u root -p --all-databases > alldbs.sql. Then you can easily restore with mysql -u root -p < alldbs.sql.

Source: I recently attempted to do this myself, and found that there was no feature I used in MySQL that wasn't totally compatible with MariaDB.

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Correct about MariaDB and correct that package managers typically will only support 1 installation of one or the other... but you missed an important point: there's no need to compile from source -- MySQL has "Linux-Generic" "Compressed TAR Archives" and MariaDB calls them "Gzipped Tar File" -- pre-compiled downloads for 32 and 64 bit linux without the package manager nonsense. Extract to the desired location and symlink to (or rename) the resulting directory to your desired basedir. This is the only thing I ever use, whether I'm deploying one or more instances on a single machine. – Michael - sqlbot Sep 17 '13 at 0:59

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