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I updated PHP to 7.4 and according to phpinfo() the mysqli running is:

Client API library version mysqlnd 7.4.0

but PHP pages do not connect. The MySQL server is running as I can access it through my desktop client but it does not run with PHP. If I run this in terminal it still shows 7.3:

sudo apt show php -a
Package: php
Version: 2:7.3+70+ubuntu19.10.1+deb.sury.org+6
Priority: optional
Section: php
Source: php-defaults (70+ubuntu19.10.1+deb.sury.org+6)
Maintainer: Debian PHP Maintainers <team+pkg-php@tracker.debian.org>
Installed-Size: 12.3 kB
Depends: php7.3
Download-Size: 6,088 B
APT-Sources: http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/php/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages
Description: server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language (default)
 PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used
 open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited
 for web development and can be embedded into HTML.
 .
 This package is a dependency package, which depends on latest stable
 PHP version (currently 7.3).

. . . but with the -a switch, it also shows that version 7.4 is installed and is the latest stable version!

There is only the PHP 7.4 folder so no older versions are still installed but if I run sudo apt-get install php-mysql it tries to install support for 7.3 but if I run apt install php7.4-mysql it tells me that the latest version, 7.4.1, is already installed. What's going on and why the references to 7.3?

PHP 7.3 was disabled using sudo a2dismod php7.3 and 7.4 enabled using sudo a2enmod php7.4 so I can't figure out what's going or where it is even getting the 7.3 information.

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Try to install the PHP MySQL extension using the following command:

apt install php7.4-mysql
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    I've already run apt install php7.4-mysql and it tells me that the latest version, 7.4.1, is already installed. – DonP Dec 20 '19 at 21:05

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