In getting this new Blog setup, I ran into a tiny issue. I tried to access wp-admin/install.php and I recieved a “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress.” error.
I installed WordPress on Fedora Core 6, and used yum to install MySQL and PHP5. I forgot to install the php-mysql library, and hence the issue.
So, if you are receiving the same error and happen to be using Fedora Core 6, issue the command “yum install php-mysql” as root, and reboot your computer after the install.
Sure, you can restart daemons too, but that is less fun.