# Mysqli for PHP in package mysql

I am trying to get mysqli set up for php5 but apt tries to substitute php5-mysql for php5-mysqli, which doesn't exist. Does the mysql package also carry the mysqli extension, or do I need to find the source and compile it somewhere?

From the description of the package php5-mysql(version 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.2) :
So, the package php5-mysql does contain support for MYSQLi extension.
• @ObsessiveFOSS Please don't mind, that comment wasn't specifically targeted to you, it's just my expression, because I myself use apt-get most of the time unless I really have to read the description of an available package. – Samik Jun 29 '12 at 18:37