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I had previously ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed and I have so many projects on laravel 5.0. After the release of Ubuntu 16.04 I installed it on my machine and I am facing a lot of difficulties to get laravel 5.0 working in it. I installed Xampp 7.0.5 / PHP 7.0.5. There were errors about mbstring and mcrypt I got rid of those errors by installing them from terminal. Now when I try to run php artisan serve it throws [PDOException] Driver not found error. In my phpinfo I can see PDOdrivers for mysql, pgsql, sqlite are enabled.

The requirement of laravel.5.0 says PHP >= 5.4, PHP < 7, so I also tried installing Xampp 5.6.20 / PHP 5.6.20 and downgrading the php version of 16.04 to php5.

Is there any way I can get my laravel 5.0 projects working on Ubuntu 16.04? I am wondering if laravel 5.0 has worked in 16.04 for other people. Thank you in advance.

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  • Why don't you try using docker or vagrant, that way you won't have these problems after update – Alen May 4 '16 at 12:19
  • @Alen Ty Alen for response, But now I have installed ubuntu 15.10 and laravel 5.0 is working fine. – wupendra May 5 '16 at 9:54

I confirm that L5 works fine with PHP7 on Ubuntu 16. Actually, i'm using it right now. Installation from composer.

  • do you mean laravel 5.0 works in PHP7 without downgrade? – wupendra May 7 '16 at 5:44
  • Yes, that's what I'm mean it. I was using Ubuntu 15, but I upgrade it to Ubuntu 16 (from Ubuntu notice about upgrade), so if I had php5 in Ubuntu 15, now I have php7 and my laravel project still working. – Kamil May 7 '16 at 16:57
  • I installed ubuntu 16.04 and couldn't get it working after trying for some days. I even downgraded php 7 to php 5 thinking as if it was the problem. There were just endless of errors. I was running late on time to continue my projects so i just removed it and strarted fresh with 15.10 and its working fine. – wupendra May 8 '16 at 9:07

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