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How To enable extension PDO In ubuntu 14.04

July 8, 2016 53.8k views
MySQL Apache

How to enable extension PDO in my ubuntu droplet

3 Answers

PHP should already have PDO extension enabled. What you probably need is the mysql driver for it.

# test if php5-mysql package is installed
dpkg-query --status php5-mysql | grep Status

# install the package if the above command indicates that it is not installed
sudo apt-get install php5-mysql

[Edit: oops, @ryanpq already answered]

You can do this with:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pdo-mysql php5-mysql

If after this you are unable to use the extension you can check your /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini and make sure it includes:

extension=pdo.so
extension=pdo_mysql.so
  • /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

    in this path u mention, i dont have php5 folder. i have just php, in that php i have .git, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 folders like that.

    • after i did this.. " sudo apt-get install php5-mysql"

      i got this...

      Reading package lists... Done
      Building dependency tree
      Reading state information... Done
      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

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