I've recently upgraded MySQL on my Debian 5.0.4 server to 5.1. Now phpMyAdmin shows the following warning:
Your PHP MySQL library version 5.0.51a differs from your MySQL server version 5.1.43
The message indicates that :
In theory, this should not cause any real problem : minor versions tend to be compatible ; but you might need to update the library that's used by PHP ; maybe some package like "
libmysql", or something like that (I don't have a Debian machine)
If you want to make that warning disappear (even if I'm not sure it could really cause any big problem), you'll have to update the PHP component that is used to communicate with MySQL.
Note : With the dependancies, it might not be that easy, actually, to upgrade just one package...
I would say that you'd have to update something like
php5-mysql ; which means :
apt-get install php5-mysql
(According to this page -- amongst others -- to update a single package, your must use
If you are using
aptitude, and not apt-get... Not sure about the right option that you should use to update only one package ; still,
aptitude safe-upgrade should present you with a list of packages it will upgrade, which will allow you to decide whether or not you wish to continue...
But you said in a comment to another answer that Debian ships by default with MySQL 5.0 -- which means the "official" module for PHP is probably compiled against libmysql 5.0, and not libmysql 5.1.
To solve that problem, you'll have to either :
mysqlextension) compiled against libmysql 5.1
mysqlextension against the version of libmysql that's currently used on your system -- i.e. libmysql 5.1