Can not activate php-mysql with MariaDB on Ubuntu 23.10
I upgraded my Ubuntu to version 23.10. This comes with PHP 8.2. I installed MariaDB and php-mysql extension from standard Ubuntu repository.
sudo apt install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql mariadb-server
MariaDB works well through CLI client, but PHP does not communicate with the database.
My local WordPress installations return this error message:
Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress. Please check that the mysqli PHP extension is installed and enabled.
I found this info:
PHP 8.2: MySQLi can no longer be compiled with libmysqli
Could this be the cause? Is there any way to activate MySQL Native Driver in Ubuntu’s PHP 8.2?
Update: temporarily resolved by downgrade to PHP 8.1 from ppa:ondrej/php.
What you have described works without problems on a clean freshly installed Ubuntu 23.10. It looks like you broke something while experimenting with
ppa:ondrej/php. Ondrej’s repo only supports LTS releases, so it will not work with Ubuntu 23.10.
My suggestion is to do some cleanup and reinstall your PHP and required packages.
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ondrej/php
Remove the PHP:
sudo apt purge php* sudo apt autoremove sudo rm -rf /etc/php/8.2 sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/php
sudo apt install php php-mysql sudo service apache2 restart