[Mediawiki-l] newbie install problems

Jon Belanger jon at chem.umass.edu
Thu Mar 16 17:31:27 UTC 2006


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On Mar 16, 2006, at 12:23 PM, Harris, Mike wrote:

> I am installing an old version of mediawiki with the following versions
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> Mediawiki 3.7.1
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> PHP 4.3.10-16 (apache)
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> MySQL 4.0.24  (the debian package)
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> The installation goes fine until I try to access the main page.  I then
> get the error:
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> "MySQL Functions Missing, have you compiled PHP with the -with-mysql
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Hi Mike,

     PHP is pain in this regard.  I've had to re-write code in PERL to 
get around this in some distributions.  The issue is this: in PHP, it's 
not enough to un-comment a module in the php.ini file, for in this case 
mysql functions.  PHP must be COMPILED with the --with-mysql flag set 
if you hope to use the mysql functions.  I'm not sure if it's default 
in the ./configure script.  You can't just get the PHP mysql module and 
copy it to the PHP distribution and uncomment the mysql module line in 
php.ini

    Please correct me on this if you find out otherwise, I've been under 
this impression for some reason...

     Anyway, in your case --with-mysql might have been set when PHP was 
compiled.  If this is Debian stable then it probably was, but I'm not a 
Debian guy.  So, if it is, then, you have to set this

; Enable mysql extension module
extension=mysql.so

In  your php.ini.

Good luck,

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> What do I need to do to configure my php install correctly.
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> Thanks,
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> Mike
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Jon Belanger
Computer Systems Specialist
Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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