(Apologies if its bad to put these questions on more than one site, but I haven't had any answers on the other one...
I have a RH9 OS, and thought PHP was installed as a part of Apache. I've just installed phpMyAdmin-2.5.7, and saw phpinfo.php in the directory, so I ran it from a browser on another (XP) pc.
(I'm only doing this to get a test server set up, so please bear with me if it becomes obvious I don't know anything about linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL)
When I did this I got an error message:
cannot load MySQL extension,
please check PHP Configuration.
I checked the documentation and it suggested that I needed to:
"install a software package called "PHP-MySQL" or something similar".
So I went to the Applications installation menu in Linux, found php packages that hadn't been installed, which included PHP-MySQL, and tried to load that ( in the Web Server package area). I got a message Package Not Found - the following package could not be found on your system. Installation cannot continue until it is installed Unlocatable Package php = 4.2.2-17 Required by php-mysql.
Questions are: Do I have PHP installed and if so is it just not the right version? I have browsed a very simple php page I put on there and it seemed to work ok. MySQL is definitely installed, as I've setup a couple of simple tables and queried them etc.
How do I go about installing the right version if I need to?