tiny tiny rss, php7, mariadb

I had a virtual server instance that I hadn’t yet upgraded to the latest Debian stable (9/stretch).  There was a reason for this but I don’t remember what it was.

When I upgraded it made the switch from MySQL to MariaDB, which is said to be a drop-in replacement.  I was skeptical.

TTRSS stopped updating, so I ran some of the command-line tools to see what errors there were.

Exception while creating PDO object:could not find driver

Hmmmm.   This is what fixed the initial errors:

sudo apt-get install install php-mysqlnd

Let’s run the tools again:

Tiny Tiny RSS was unable to start properly. This usually means a misconfiguration or an incomplete upgrade. Please fix errors indicated by the following messages: * PHP support for mbstring functions is required but was not found. * PHP support for DOMDocument is required, but was not found.

after some googling it turns out I needed a couple of php7-specific packages:

sudo apt-get install php7.0-mbstringsudo apt-get install php7.0-xml