Enable MySQL in PHP7


I have installed xibo on windows server 2012 r2 and using php5.3.
It works well.

But now I update php from 5.3 to 7.0 because I need a later version for other programm.
And now I get an Error (MySql Database - PHP MySql - MySql support must be enable in PHP)

How can i enable MySql in PHP 7?

You need to install the MySQL client library I think. PHP no longer ships it because of a licencing issue.

A forum specific to MySQL/PHP would be able to tell you exactly.

However, Xibo isn’t tested with PHP 7 so it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to run at least 1.7 series versions on that version of PHP. 1.8 is likely to support it but we’ve not confirmed that yet.

Thanks for anwser!

The problem is I don’t know how to install MySql client library!?

I looked for, but the informations I found are too complicated for me!

Probably someone have a simple discription, how does it works?

Do you know when the version 1.8 is released?

We don’t have a firm release date yet. There will be another alpha I expect, and then if there aren’t too many issues found in that it’ll go to beta and finally release candidate before we release a “stable”. So we’re looking at “months” not “weeks”.

For support for PHP itself you’d need to go to a forum that specialises in PHP. I don’t have the answer to your question.

ok, thanks
I’ll continue searching to get a solution for this problem

I have found this site but I don’t understand how does it works

Right. So Xibo isn’t going to work with PHP 7 as it stands. So if you need to run Xibo on that machine you can’t use PHP7. You’ll need to roll back to something like 5.6 which works.

Then I try to configurate php 5.6!
I hope it works! I already try this version but I delete it shortly after because this version doesn’t load xibo (I get an error before the xibo requirements site can load)

But I think I have to test it only!

5.5 or 5.6 should be fine.

I am trying to install Xibo 1.7.9 on Ubuntu 16.04.

PHP5.6 is already out of active support since december 31st, and only security fixes will still be release till december 31st 2018.
Also, I have no way of removing PHP 7 because other sites on the same server rely on it.

But even PHP7.0 may not be the best choice.
PHP7.0 will be out of active support 3rd of december 2017, and only security fixes will be released till 3rd of december 2018.

Probably the best way to go would be PHP 7.1. (recently released,active support till december 1st 2018, and security fixes till december 1st 2019.)

Is there any time-line for getting it to run on PHP 7.x?