Does Drupal 7 use some special libraries for MySQL?
I tried to install the 7.8 version, and the only option for the database I have is "SQLite."

I am running Drupal 6 on the same server, and it works fine. I am using PHP 5.2.8, and MySQL 5.1.38.

Do I need any additional library?

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You need to have the PDO driver for MySQL installed for Drupal 7. This is indeed different from Drupal 6. Instructions are at http://drupal.org/requirements/pdo. I hope those instructions are sufficient for you.

  • you're right, I had only the PDO driver for sqlite , thanks
    – PartySoft
    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:17

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