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Cannot install MySql in the LAMP stack

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


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This worked for me. I installed apache first with sudo apt-get install apache2 and added ufw allow port 80 and 8080.

Then I tried to install mysql and php, but 5 wasn’t valid, so instead it is sudo apt-get install mysql-server php-mysql instead of php5-mysql

Next I did sudo apt-get install php7.0 php7.0-mcrypt

Then I authorized mysql and php in ufw. ALL worked fine.

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