PHP 5.3 mysqlnd driver – phpmyadmin problems on Ubuntu Linux Server 12.04

Yesterday, I wanted to install the php-mysqlnd driver on an Ubuntu Linux Server running PHP 5.3. I needed to do that in order to be able to run code like that (it fails miserably otherwise and for me that function is like a swiss knife):

$result = $stmt->get_results();

The procedure was quite straightforward, but it kind of “sacked” phpmyadmin. And when I tried to reinstall it, it was uninstalling the mysqlnd driver.

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re-switched from Windows to Linux

Now that I live in England and I only have my laptop computer at the moment, I decided to re-switch from Windows 7 to Linux.

Yeah, it’s a re-switch, as I have done it in the past, but I had enough headaches trying to tweak and hack around to make all of my devices just compatible.

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