Installation doesn't start! (2 posts)

  1. crazystone
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dear all,

    sorry for probably this stupid topic, I'm an absoluty newbe. I have an apache2 server setup and running on a Debian Linux PC. I installed the PHP5 and the MySQL packages as described on


    and they are confirmed to run as services (I did the "etc restart" test). I uploaded the WordPress 3.5.1. package under /var/www/wordpress/ via SFTP as root user. Generally I can access the files through the web interface e.g. readme.html.

    Nevertheless the the /wordpress/wp-admin/install.php delivers only the message:

    "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress."

    Any advice is appreciated.

  2. Clayton James
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just to be sure, try this:

    apt-get install php5-mysql

    service apache2 restart

    If that doesn't do it, or if you get a message indicating the package is already installed, open php.ini and see if this line is un-commented


    [edit] Yikes... my bad. That's the Windows extension. You want make sure the linux extension is uncommented.


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