The update to mariadb 10.4.6-1 and later changes configuration layout as recommended by upstream.
The main configuration file moved from
/etc/mysql/my.cnf (and its include directory
/etc/my.cnf.d/). Make sure to move your configuration.
Instantiated services (like
firstname.lastname@example.org) are no longer configured in separate files (like
/etc/mysql/myfoo.cnf). Instead move your configuration to configuration blocks with group suffix in main configuration file, one for each service. A block should look something like this:
[mysqld.foo] datadir = /var/lib/mysql-foo socket = /run/mysqld/mysqld-foo.sock ...
Like every mariadb feature update this requires the data directory to be updated. With the new configuration in place run:
systemctl restart mariadb.service && mariadb-upgrade -u root -p