Getting phpmyadmin to work on Ubuntu 16.04
Apr 04, 2017
Ubuntu 16.04 is a great release. However it had one strange problem for me. If you install phpmyadmin using a
sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin command after installing
php, apache2 and mysql, it will not work. You will see PHP code spewing out on your browser screen when you try to access phpmyadmin web server.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installs php 7.0 by default when you install php using the
apt-get command. However there is a package called
libapache2-mod-php7.0 which needs to be installed for phpmyadmin to work properly.
So the fix for phpmyadmin spewing out php code is very simple. I ran the following command and was all set.
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php7.0