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In Windows I use Xampp. I have tried to install MySQL from the command-line and I can access MySQL through workbench software.

Now if I try to run Wordpress on my computer, I get an error that "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress."

Someone help me to install MySQL extension(s) for my installation. If I try to install php-mysql:

 $ sudo apt-get  install php-mysql

then I get this error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package php-mysql

Please someone help me to install MySQL extension. Most of the blogposts I have seen have this trick, but it's not working for me. The Ubuntu software center shows me that both MySQL server and client are both as installed.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

The package is called php5-mysql in Ubuntu, not php-mysql.

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Thanks Dennis, its' work for me. Happy :) –  user1978003 Feb 9 '13 at 12:35

Easiest way to install LAMP on Ubuntu is using an APT task:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

The caret (^) is not a typo.

It will select all the relevant packages for you. For your specific case is Dennis right, you're just missing the PHP5-MySQL bindings which you were installing with the wrong package name. Anyway, the task will make sure you'll have most common packages, including this one.

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^ is a caret, not a carrot :-) –  Dennis Kaarsemaker Feb 9 '13 at 12:37

If you do not know the exact name of the package you want to install you can run

sudo apt-get update
apt-cache search mysql

This also holds for other packages than mysql. For instance apt-cache search firefox.

Once the options listed, you can select your choice.

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