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I have a centos 6.2 box loaded the phpMyAdmin then I get missing mysqli then I yum install php-mysqli then I got to /etc/php.ini and put localhost under mysqli option for the host. So did I do the steps correctly? Now it gives my mcrpyt is missing? So what must I do please help ? I have tried yum install php-mcrypt but nothings to install is the message.

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The php-mcrypt package is available in the EPEL repository. You'll need to configure this repository by downloading and installing the epel-release package before trying to install php-mcrypt.

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how about the steps for mysqli did I do it correctly? So I have download the _64 based. So now what should I do just run the rpm command to install is it? What is this mycrpyt and its importance? –  user111196 May 18 '12 at 15:58
    
I don't know, does it work? Rather download and install the epel-release package with rpm -i, and then use yum install php-mcrypt. –  mgorven May 18 '12 at 16:54
    
ok I will try your steps the. Actually why is this mysqli and mysql difference? –  user111196 May 19 '12 at 15:33
    
mysqli is the name of a specific MySQL driver for PHP. –  mgorven May 19 '12 at 18:22
    
this mcrpyt is just for encryption right nothing more I guess. About the mysqli I adjusted the php.ini and it works that is fine right? –  user111196 May 21 '12 at 13:19

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