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I've done these commands:

$ sudo yum install mysql
$ mysql_secure_installation
$ sudo service mysqld start
$ sudo service mariadb start

yum installs fine, but when I try to start the services or do the secure install, it fails... Any tips? Full terminal log below. System is a fresh install of Fedora 19, with the latest updates.

[vrwim@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install mysql
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package mariadb.i686 1:5.5.33a-1.fc19 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package         Arch         Version                     Repository       Size
 mariadb         i686         1:5.5.33a-1.fc19            updates         8.8 M

Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 8.8 M
Installed size: 47 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
mariadb-5.5.33a-1.fc19.i686.rpm                            | 8.8 MB   00:01     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : 1:mariadb-5.5.33a-1.fc19.i686                                1/1 
  Verifying  : 1:mariadb-5.5.33a-1.fc19.i686                                1/1 

  mariadb.i686 1:5.5.33a-1.fc19                                                 

[vrwim@localhost ~]$ mysql_secure_installation
bash: mysql_secure_installation: command not found...
[vrwim@localhost ~]$ sudo service mysqld start
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start  mysqld.service
Failed to issue method call: Unit mysqld.service failed to load: No such file or directory. See system logs and 'systemctl status mysqld.service' for details.
[vrwim@localhost ~]$ sudo service mariadb start
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start  mariadb.service
Failed to issue method call: Unit mariadb.service failed to load: No such file or directory. See system logs and 'systemctl status mariadb.service' for details.
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$ sudo yum install mariadb-server

was what I needed. This works, now I can start the service

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