Error PDOException could not find driver

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I have just installed Debian Lenny with Apache, MySQL, and PHP and I am receiving an error:

PDOException could not find driver

This is the specific line of code:

$dbh = new PDO('mysql:host=' . DB_HOST . ';dbname=' . DB_NAME, DB_USER, DB_PASS)

DB_HOST, DB_NAME, DB_USER, and DB_PASS are constants that I have defined. It works fine on the production server (and on my previous Ubuntu Server setup).

Is this something to do with my PHP installation?

Sep 13, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

You need to have a module called pdo_mysql. Looking for following in phpinfo(),

pdo_mysql

PDO Driver for MySQL, client library version => 5.1.44

Hope it helps!!
Thank you!!

answered Sep 13, 2020 by Niroj
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