With the release of Ubuntu 13.04 "raring" can a repository be made available for it in https://downloads.mariadb.org/ ? I tried using the 12.10 "quantal" one but got this error after updating with it:
yuvilio@jinbocho:~$ sudo apt-get install mariadb-client mariadb-server
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
mariadb-client : Depends: mariadb-client-5.5 but it is not going to be installed
mariadb-server : Depends: mariadb-server-5.5 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.