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Old 09-15-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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Is PHP installed on my RH Linux system?

Hi -

(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?

regards, Steve.
Old 09-15-2004, 01:11 PM   #2
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You can use the whereis command to find out where a file is or you can use the urpmq to find out what packages are dependant on the file and what version it is using. Please see man pages of this command for more options.
Old 09-16-2004, 05:59 AM   #3
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Thanks laceupboots, I'll give those things a try.


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