To fix php code error in PhpMyAdmin

If getting error like:

< ?php /* vim: set expandtab sw=4 ts=4 sts=4: */ /** * Main loader script * * @package PhpMyAdmin */ /** * Gets some core libraries and displays a top message if required */ require_once 'libraries/'; /** * display Git revision if requested */ require_once 'libraries/display_git_revision.lib.php'; require_once 'libraries/Template.class.php';

… it is a libapache2-mod-php package error. The fix goes like:

sudo apt install libapache2-mod-php7 libapache2-mod-php

If that does not help, reinstall the next things

sudo systemctl stop mysql

sudo systemctl stop apache2

sudo apt purge php*

sudo apt install --reinstall apache2 libapache2-mod-php libapache2-mod-php7

sudo apt install --reinstall mysql-server

sudo apt install --reinstall phpmyadmin

….. and PhpMyAdmin should work.


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