Linux – your php installation appears missing mysql extension wordpress

If you are getting the error:

Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension
or
Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress

while installing WordPress or some other APIĀ  on your Ubuntu (Linux) machine, then there might be possibility that you have not installed the php-mysql package.

As now, PHP5 is the latest version, so you have to follow the steps below:

simply goto the Terminal (gnome-terminal) through:

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

and write the following command:

sudo apt-get install php5-mysql

and restart your apache server by the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

If you want to install LAMP on your system using Ubuntu, then the following post can help you:
http://www.webtechquery.com/index.php/2010/01/install-php-mysql-and-apache-lamp-on-ubuntu-linux/

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