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Recompiling PHP

I previously installed php 5.3.6 via yum onto my CentOS server. but it seems that it did not install with pdo, mysqli, etc... how do I go about recompiling it, do I need to remove the current version? do I have to download the source since I had previously used yum to get it? and what commands are recommeneded to get most typical functionality put in from the start?
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Did you install the php-mysql package?

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Beverley Portlock


I obviously need to type faster



no these are the exact commands I had used to install the latest versions of php and mysql but not php-mysql

# yum install php 
# yum install mysql-server mysql
# wget http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
# wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-5.rpm
# rpm -Uvh remi-release-5*.rpm epel-release-5*.rpm
# yum --enablerepo=remi update php php-*
# yum --enablerepo=remi update mysql mysql-server

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Try running

yum install php-pdo php-mysql

Installing MySQL may not install the PHP/MySQL connector.

Please post
rpm -qa |grep -i php
yum search php| grep ^php

# yum install php53-mysql php53-pdo php53-dba
gives me this error

 --> php53-common conflicts with php-common
Error: php53-common conflicts with php-common

# yum install php-pdo php-mysql
gives me this error

  --> Missing Dependency: php-common = 5.1.6-27.el5_5.3 is needed by package php-mysql-5.1.6-27.el5_5.3.x86_64 (base)
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# rpm -qa |grep -i php

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#yum search php| grep ^php
php-eaccelerator.x86_64 : PHP accelerator, optimizer, encoder and dynamic
php-pear.noarch : PHP Extension and Application Repository framework
php.x86_64 : The PHP HTML-embedded scripting language. (PHP: Hypertext
php-IDNA_Convert.noarch : Provides conversion of internationalized strings to
php-PHPMailer.noarch : PHP email transport class with a lot of features
php-Smarty.noarch : Template/Presentation Framework for PHP
php-adodb.noarch : Active Data Objects Data Base
php-bcmath.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using the bcmath library
php-channel-htmlpurifier.noarch : Adds htmlpurifier channel to PEAR
php-channel-phpunit.noarch : Adds phpunit channel to PEAR
php-cli.x86_64 : Command-line interface for PHP
php-common.x86_64 : Common files for PHP
php-dba.x86_64 : A database abstraction layer module for PHP applications
php-dbase.x86_64 : Standard dBase module for PHP applications
php-devel.x86_64 : Files needed for building PHP extensions.
php-domxml-php4-php5.noarch : XML transition from PHP4 domxml to PHP5 dom module
php-email-address-validation.noarch : A PHP class for validating email addresses
php-facedetect.x86_64 : PHP extension to access the OpenCV library
php-feedcreator.noarch : Create RSS feeds
php-fpdf.noarch : PHP class to generate PDF Files
php-fpdf-doc.noarch : Documentation for php-fpdf
php-gd.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using the gd graphics library
php-geshi.noarch : Generic syntax highlighter
php-idn.x86_64 : PHP API for GNU LibIDN
php-imap.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use IMAP.
php-interbase.x86_64 : Standard PHP module provides interbase/firebird support
php-layers-menu.noarch : Hierarchical PHP based DHTML menu system
php-ldap.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use LDAP.
php-libdmtx.x86_64 : PHP bindings for libdmtx
php-libpuzzle.x86_64 : PHP extension for libpuzzle
php-magickwand.x86_64 : PHP API for ImageMagick
php-magpierss.noarch : MagpieRSS is an RSS parser written in PHP
php-mapi.x86_64 : The PHP MAPI extension by Zarafa
php-mapserver.x86_64 : PHP/Mapscript map making extensions to PHP
php-mbstring.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications which need multi-byte string
php-mcrypt.x86_64 : Standard PHP module provides mcrypt library support
php-mhash.x86_64 : Standard PHP module provides mhash support
php-mssql.x86_64 : Standard PHP module provides mssql support
php-mysql.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use MySQL databases.
php-ncurses.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using ncurses interfaces
php-nusoap.noarch : SOAP Toolkit for PHP
php-odbc.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use ODBC databases.
php-pdo.x86_64 : A database access abstraction module for PHP applications
php-pear-Auth-RADIUS.noarch : Wrapper Classes for the RADIUS PECL
php-pear-Auth-SASL.noarch : PEAR: Abstraction of various SASL mechanism
php-pear-Benchmark.noarch : Framework to benchmark PHP scripts or function calls
php-pear-CAS.noarch : Central Authentication Service client library in php
php-pear-Cache-Lite.noarch : Fast and Safe little cache system for PHP
php-pear-CodeGen.noarch : Framework to create code generators that operate on
php-pear-CodeGen-PECL.noarch : Tool to generate PECL extensions from an XML
php-pear-Console-CommandLine.noarch : A full featured command line options and
php-pear-Console-Getargs.noarch : Command-line arguments and parameters parser
php-pear-Console-ProgressBar.noarch : This class provides you with an
php-pear-Console-Table.noarch : Class that makes it easy to build console style
php-pear-Crypt-Blowfish.noarch : Quick two-way blowfish encryption
php-pear-Crypt-CHAP.noarch : Class to generate CHAP packets
php-pear-DB.noarch : PEAR: Database Abstraction Layer
php-pear-DB-DataObject.noarch : An SQL Builder, Object Interface to Database
php-pear-DB-DataObject-FormBuilder.noarch : Automatically build HTML_QuickForm
php-pear-DB-QueryTool.noarch : An OO-interface for easily retrieving and
php-pear-Date.noarch : Date and Time Zone Classes
php-pear-Date-Holidays.noarch : Driver based class to calculate holidays
php-pear-Date-Holidays-USA.noarch : Driver based class to calculate holidays in
php-pear-Event-Dispatcher.noarch : Dispatch notifications using PHP callbacks
php-pear-File.noarch : Common file and directory routines
php-pear-File-Find.noarch : Class which facilitates the search of filesystems
php-pear-File-Passwd.noarch : Manipulate many kinds of password files
php-pear-File-SMBPasswd.noarch : Class for managing SAMBA style password files
php-pear-HTML-Common.noarch : Base class for other HTML classes
php-pear-HTML-QuickForm.noarch : Class for creating, validating, processing HTML
php-pear-HTML-QuickForm-ElementGrid.noarch : Meta-element which holds any other
php-pear-HTML-QuickForm-advmultiselect.noarch : Element for HTML_QuickForm that
php-pear-HTML-Table.noarch : Class to easily design HTML tables
php-pear-HTML-Template-IT.noarch : Integrated Templates
php-pear-HTML_Template_PHPLIB.noarch : PHP template system based on preg_*
php-pear-HTTP.noarch : PEAR: Miscellaneous HTTP utilities
php-pear-HTTP-Client.noarch : Easy way to perform multiple HTTP requests and
php-pear-HTTP-Request.noarch : Provides an easy way to perform HTTP requests
php-pear-HTTP-Upload.noarch : Secure managment of files submitted via HTML Forms
php-pear-Image-Canvas.noarch : Common interface to image drawing
php-pear-Image-Color.noarch : Manage and handles color data and conversions
php-pear-Image-Graph.noarch : Displays numerical data as a graph/chart/plot
php-pear-Image-GraphViz.noarch : Interface to AT&T's GraphViz tools
php-pear-Log.noarch : Abstracted logging facility for PHP
php-pear-MDB2.noarch : Database Abstraction Layer
php-pear-MDB2-Driver-mysql.noarch : MySQL MDB2 driver
php-pear-MDB2-Driver-pgsql.noarch : PostgreSQL MDB2 driver
php-pear-MDB2-Schema.noarch : Database Abstraction Layer
php-pear-Mail.noarch : Class that provides multiple interfaces for sending
php-pear-Mail-Mime.noarch : Classes to create and decode mime messages
php-pear-Math-Stats.noarch : Classes to calculate statistical parameters
php-pear-Net-Curl.noarch : OO interface to PHP's cURL extension
php-pear-Net-DIME.noarch : Implements Direct Internet Message Encapsulation
php-pear-Net-FTP.noarch : Provides an OO interface to the PHP FTP functions plus
php-pear-Net-POP3.noarch : Provides a POP3 class to access POP3 server
php-pear-Net-Ping.noarch : Execute ping
php-pear-Net-SMTP.noarch : Provides an implementation of the SMTP protocol
php-pear-Net-Sieve.noarch : Communication with timsieved
php-pear-Net-Socket.noarch : Network Socket Interface
php-pear-Net-Traceroute.noarch : Execute traceroute
php-pear-Net-URL.noarch : Easy parsing of URLs
php-pear-Net-URL-Mapper.noarch : Simple and flexible way to build nice URLs for
php-pear-Net-URL2.noarch : Class for parsing and handling URL
php-pear-Net-UserAgent-Detect.noarch : Extract information from an HTTP user
php-pear-Numbers-Roman.noarch : Provides methods for converting to and from
php-pear-Numbers-Words.noarch : Methods for spelling numerals in words
php-pear-OLE.noarch : Package for reading and writing OLE containers
php-pear-PHP-CodeSniffer.noarch : PHP coding standards enforcement tool
php-pear-PHP-Compat.noarch : Provides missing functionality for older versions
php-pear-PHP-CompatInfo.noarch : Find out version and extensions required for a
php-pear-PHPUnit.noarch : Regression testing framework for unit tests
php-pear-Pager.noarch : Data paging class
php-pear-Payment-Process.noarch : Unified payment processor
php-pear-Phlickr.noarch : Phlickr is a PHP5 based api kit used with the Flickr
php-pear-PhpDocumentor.noarch : The complete documentation solution for PHP
php-pear-PhpDocumentor-docs.noarch : Documentation for PhpDocumentor
php-pear-SOAP.noarch : Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) Client/Server for
php-pear-Spreadsheet-Excel-Writer.noarch : Package for generating Excel
php-pear-Structures-DataGrid.noarch : Tabular structure for converting data
php-pear-Structures-DataGrid-DataSource-Array.noarch : DataSource driver using
php-pear-Structures-DataGrid-DataSource-DataObject.noarch : DataSource driver
php-pear-Structures-DataGrid-DataSource-MDB2.noarch : DataSource driver using
php-pear-Structures-DataGrid-DataSource-RSS.noarch : DataSource driver using RSS
php-pear-Structures-DataGrid-Renderer-Pager.noarch : Renderer driver using
php-pear-Text-Diff.noarch : Engine for performing and rendering text diffs
php-pear-Validate.noarch : Validation Class for Various Data Types
php-pear-Validate-Finance-CreditCard.noarch : Validation class for Credit Cards
php-pear-Var-Dump.noarch : Provides methods for dumping structured information
php-pear-XML-Beautifier.noarch : Class to format XML documents
php-pear-XML-Parser.noarch : XML parsing class based on PHP's bundled expat
php-pear-XML-RSS.noarch : RSS parser
php-pear-XML-Serializer.noarch : Swiss-army knife for reading and writing XML
php-pear-XML-Util.noarch : XML utility class
php-pecl-Fileinfo.x86_64 : Fileinfo is a PHP extension that wraps the libmagic
php-pecl-apc.x86_64 : APC caches and optimizes PHP intermediate code
php-pecl-geoip.x86_64 : Extension to map IP addresses to geographic places
php-pecl-gmagick.x86_64 : Provides a wrapper to the GraphicsMagick library
php-pecl-imagick.x86_64 : Provides a wrapper to the ImageMagick library
php-pecl-json.x86_64 : PECL library to implement JSON in PHP
php-pecl-lzf.x86_64 : Extension to handle LZF de/compression
php-pecl-mailparse.x86_64 : PECL package for parsing and working with email
php-pecl-memcache.x86_64 : Extension to work with the Memcached caching daemon
php-pecl-memcached.x86_64 : Extension to work with the Memcached caching daemon
php-pecl-mongo.x86_64 : PHP MongoDB database driver
php-pecl-radius.x86_64 : Radius client library
php-pecl-runkit.x86_64 : Mangle with user defined functions and classes
php-pecl-xdebug.x86_64 : PECL package for debugging PHP scripts
php-pecl-zip.x86_64 : A zip management extension
php-pgsql.x86_64 : A PostgreSQL database module for PHP.
php-phpunit-File-Iterator.noarch : FilterIterator implementation that filters
php-readline.x86_64 : Standard PHP module provides readline library support
php-simplepie.noarch : Simple RSS Library in PHP
php-snmp.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that query SNMP-managed devices.
php-soap.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use the SOAP protocol
php-spyc.noarch : A simple php yaml class
php-suhosin.x86_64 : Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP
php-tidy.x86_64 : Standard PHP module provides tidy library support
php-voms-admin.noarch : Web based interface to control VOMS parameters written
php-xml.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications which use XML
php-xmlrpc.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications which use the XML-RPC protocol
php53.x86_64 : PHP scripting language for creating dynamic web sites
php53-bcmath.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using the bcmath library
php53-cli.x86_64 : Command-line interface for PHP
php53-common.x86_64 : Common files for PHP
php53-dba.x86_64 : A database abstraction layer module for PHP applications
php53-devel.x86_64 : Files needed for building PHP extensions
php53-gd.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using the gd graphics
php53-imap.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use IMAP
php53-intl.x86_64 : Internationalization extension for PHP applications
php53-ldap.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use LDAP
php53-mbstring.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications which need multi-byte
php53-mysql.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use MySQL databases
php53-odbc.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use ODBC databases
php53-pdo.x86_64 : A database access abstraction module for PHP applications
php53-pgsql.x86_64 : A PostgreSQL database module for PHP
php53-process.x86_64 : Modules for PHP script using system process interfaces
php53-pspell.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using pspell interfaces
php53-snmp.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that query SNMP-managed
php53-soap.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use the SOAP protocol
php53-xml.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications which use XML
php53-xmlrpc.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications which use the XML-RPC
phpFlickr.noarch : PHP client for the Flickr web service
phpMyAdmin.noarch : Web based MySQL browser written in php
phpPgAdmin.noarch : Web-based PostgreSQL administration
phpdoc.noarch : Command-line utility for PhpDocumentor
phpldapadmin.noarch : Web-based tool for managing LDAP servers

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thanks everybody
yum --enablerepo=remi install php-mysql php-pdo
installed the packages and then restarted apache and everything works! thank you!!!!