According to the HowTo https://metacpan.org/dist/DBD-MariaDB/view/lib/DBD/MariaDB/INSTALL.pod#CPAN-installation, you need to install MariaDB Connector/C, which is a dependency.
$ sudo apt install libmariadb3 libmariadb-dev
After that go ahead and install DBD::MariaDB using MCPAN.
moving to MariaDB
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