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How to get PHP and MySQL working?

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I''m trying to set up a phpbb forum on a linux machine, I''ve installed everything I need to, but when I run the install.php scrpit from another computer, I get the error message "The PHP configuration on your server doesn''t support the database type you chose." Does anyone know how to change the configuration so it does? Many thanks for your help!

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Isn''t the some additional PHP module you have to install to have it use MySQL (or any other database, I''d guess)? Packaged as something along the lines of "php-mysql" or "php4-mysql" depending upon your distribution. Have you done that yet? (I scanned Google a bit with your error message and that seems to have been a common problem.)

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thanks, I''ll have a look for those packages on google when I''m back to work on Monday. Cheers!

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When you compile php from the source, you can say if you want MySQL support (just type ./configure --help)

Check this howto here. It explains how to install apache+php+mysql on red aht, but most things can be done on other distros too, I think.

Wesley

[edited by - wicked_wesley on January 17, 2004 7:34:57 AM]

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