How to Install and Getting MySQL Support In PHP5 on Fedora 16

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a widely used, free and open-source server-side scripting language that was especially designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages and can be embedded into HTML. PHP applications are commonly found with the filename extensions .php, .php4, or .php5. PHP5 does not included in Fedora 16 with minimum type of installation. You have to install it manually if you really need it.

To install basic PHP5 package, simply run this command :

[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install php -y

To get MySQL support in PHP5, you have to install php-mysql module. Run this command to install phph-mysql. It will help you to install php-mysql dependencies,php-pdo. php-pdo is required to successfully run php-mysql module :

[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install php-mysql -y
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package php-mysql.i686 0:5.3.10-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: php-pdo(x86-32) = 5.3.10-1.fc16 for package: php-mysql-5.3.10-1.fc16.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package php-pdo.i686 0:5.3.10-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                 Arch               Version                     Repository             Size
 php-mysql               i686               5.3.10-1.fc16               updates                77 k
Installing for dependencies:
 php-pdo                 i686               5.3.10-1.fc16               updates                73 k

Transaction Summary
Install       2 Packages

Total download size: 150 k
Installed size: 346 k
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): php-mysql-5.3.10-1.fc16.i686.rpm                                      |  77 kB     00:01
(2/2): php-pdo-5.3.10-1.fc16.i686.rpm                                        |  73 kB     00:00
Total                                                                58 kB/s | 150 kB     00:02
Running Transaction Check
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : php-pdo-5.3.10-1.fc16.i686                                                       1/2
  Installing : php-mysql-5.3.10-1.fc16.i686                                                     2/2

  php-mysql.i686 0:5.3.10-1.fc16

Dependency Installed:
  php-pdo.i686 0:5.3.10-1.fc16


Note :
php-mysql : A module for PHP applications that use MySQL databases
php-pdo : A database access abstraction module for PHP applications

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