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Mysql client required, but no more available in PHP 7

Andreas Huppert

Sep 29, 2017 04:17AM EDT

During the "Connect to database" step in the installation, I get the following error after entering the database information and pressing next:
"Database connection error: Koken requires the mysql client library (not mysqli) in order to connect via socket."

However, mysql client lib is no longer available in PHP 7, source:
"This extension was deprecated in PHP 5.5.0, and it was removed in PHP 7.0.0."

However, Koken support says that Koken runs on PHP 7:
"is Koken compatible with it?

Team NetObjects
Jun 20, 2017 10:43AM EDT
Hello. Yes, it is and PHP 7 offers a significant improvement in performance."

So what now? Should I downgrade to an earlier PHP version and forego the performance advantages? Or is there a way to make Koken run on PHP 7?


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