[Mediawiki-l] Installation

Milarsky, Jeremy JMilarsky at sun-sentinel.com
Wed Jan 24 19:11:24 UTC 2007

I had a similar problem just the other day and was able to solve it by
copying the libmySQL.dll file from the MySQL/bin directory to the directory
where I keep my PHP extensions.

Granted, my configuration is different from yours (alas, my work environment
is that I am stuck with a Windows XP box and an IIS server), but it might

Here's my post from the other day. good luck!

- Jeremy Milarsky
Fort Lauderdale, FL

(previous post)
Thanks again to all. I was able to find the solution (or, more accurately, a
clue to getting at the solution) in a PHP forum.

For those who are curious, the critical module for working with PHP and
MySQL under my specific setup (again, WinXP, IIS 5.1, PHP 5.2.0, MySQL 5.1)
is, in fact, a little file called libMySQL.dll ...

This file comes with MySQL, and actually lives in the MySQL/debug (there is
a version in the MySQL/bin folder, too -- but it's an older version and
didn't work for me -- that was what was frustrating my efforts so)
directory. Furthermore, you must make sure you have the most current version
of it (mine is approx. 2.49 megs in size ... the bad version is 1.49

Thanks again to Arthur and Jason for their suggestions. It does seem like my
problem was pretty configuration-specific, so I'm not sure whether this
solution will be of use to others -- hopefully it will. Thanks again.

- Jeremy Milarsky
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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[mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org]On Behalf Of Lacatena,
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 2:05 PM
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Subject: [Mediawiki-l] Installation

Hello. I am installing mediawiki for the first time on a Fedora Core 4
box running PHP 5.0, Apache and MySQL.  These were all installed via

When I browse to http://myipaddress/wiki/index.php I get an error saying
the MySQL must be compiled using -with-mysql or install the mysql.so
module.  Can I download this module from somewhere, or do I need to
compile PHP using -with-mysql, and copy over the mysqli binary?  I am
trying to avoid compiling PHP at all. 





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