Cannot install MySql in the LAMP stack

December 19, 2016 193 views
LAMP Stack Ubuntu 16.04

Error Message:
Package php5-mysql is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'php5-mysql' has no installation candidate

1 Answer

PHP5 is no longer included as of Ubuntu 16.04 as it has been replaced with PHP 7. Instead of the package php5-mysql you will want to install the package php-mysql. For other PHP related stuff you will use php7.0 as in php7.0-gzip in place of php5-gzip

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