View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing php extensions (Hardy Heron)

October 22nd, 2008, 12:29 AM
Could some one aid me in installing following php extensions in Ubuntu 8.04 "The Hardy Heron" on php5: mb_string, and mysqli. Thanks in advance for your time and support.

October 22nd, 2008, 12:48 AM

October 22nd, 2008, 12:54 AM
yes i have read that post before, i am extremely new to php and linux and i dont know how to check the phpinfo.php output. Could some one break that down for me?? and what about mysqli??

October 22nd, 2008, 07:25 PM
sorry for the double post...but maby this question is to difficult for the Absolute Beginner Talk thread????:confused:

October 22nd, 2008, 07:58 PM
Installing PHP5 within debian packages is not simple 'cause many extensions where not included with such package.

If you are really a beginner one, you may use all in one web development software from Apachefriends as known as XAMPP for Linux (long ago it was LAMPP).
You'll find PHP 5.2.6 + MySQL 5.0.5 + Apache 2.2.9 with most needed modules and extensions as you need on the newer XAMPP (today V 1.6).
XAMPP fully compatible with Ubuntu and you'll easy to use it.

October 22nd, 2008, 08:19 PM
Thank you for your input it is much appreciated. Do i need to uninstall apache,msql,and php before installing XAMPP. If so what are the uninstall commands or should i just use a package manager? Also do you know for a fact that XAMPP includes the two extensions in question that i must have for my server to operate correctly?