Zabbix install failure


I’m trying to get Zabbix up and running but I keep running into an error and whatever I try to do to fix it I don’t seem to make any progress.

Im getting to this part:

zcat /usr/share/doc/zabbix-server-mysql/create.sql.gz | mysql -u zabbix -p zabbix

Once I run this I get the following error:
ERROR 1118 (42000) at line 1284: Row size too large (> 8126). Changing some columns to TEXT or BLOB may help. In current row format, BLOB prefix of 0 bytes is stored inline.

I have MariaDB strict mode turned off and now Im stuck.

Any help greatly appreciated.