Thanks for your response. Here is the situation:
As regards the mysql driver, php.ini contains this line:
I confirm that this line does not contain a semi-colon.
As regards the extension_dir entry, it reads:
I confirm that php is installed on drive D: in the "php" directory which does
have a subdirectory named "ext" which does contain a file named
I confirm that this line also does not contain a semi-colon.
Do you have any other ideas?
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From: Platonides <Platonides(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Sat, 05 Sep 2009 13:56:39 +0200
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] MediaWiki 1.15.1 on Vista Home Premium Edition install error
I have downloaded and installed all the constituent
parts of MediaWiki 1.15.1 on Windows Vista Home Premium Edition.
MySQL is installed via the .msi package.
The MySQL bin directory is in the path as verified by opening a CL window and typing
Having MySQL bin in the path is not needed (but handy for the client
finding libmysql.dll). What you do need is to have mysqld running.
I have installed MediaWiki according to the
instructions, and when I point my browser to it, I get a message telling me that:
PHP 5.2.10 installed
Could not find a suitable database driver!
It then goes on to describe how to compile PHP depending on which database I plan to
I think there must be some simple error int he PHP configuration file that is holding
things up, but as a novice with this technology, I am hoping that one of you can point me
in the right direction.
I bet you haven't enabled mysql extension for php.
You need to edit php.ini and uncomment the php_mysql.dll extension.
Also, make sure extension_dir is pointing to the right folder.
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