How to install and upgrade phpMyAdmin latest version on Linux

4) Find phpMyAdmin Installation Directory

Use the below command to search the phpMyAdmin Installation Directory on your system

# find / -name "phpmyadmin"

5) Remove/Delete phpMyAdmin content

/usr/share/phpmyadmin is correct phpMyAdmin installation directory, Just Delete/Remove everything from that directory

# cd /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/
# rm -Rf *

6) Move/Copy New phpMyAdmin content

Use the below command to copy all the new phpMyAdmin content to /usr/share/phpmyadmin.

# cd /opt/phpMyAdmin-4.5.5-all-languages
# mv * /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/

Restart Apache, MySQL or MariaDB service.

# Start/Restart the service in SysVinit Systeme #
# service restart httpd
# service restart mysql

# Start/Restart the service in Systemd Systeme #
# systemctl restart httpd.service
# systemctl restart mariadb.service

7) Check New version of phpMyAdmin

Navigate your browser to http://localhost/phpmyadmin, Now you are using latest version 4.2.9 of phpMyAdmin.
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6 Comments on “How to install and upgrade phpMyAdmin latest version on Linux”

  1. First of all thank you so much for you for this document, its works for me I have updated phpMyAdmin Version information: to Version information: 4.6.3 .

    But I got 2 error
    1. mysqli_real_connect(): Headers and client library minor version mismatch. Headers:50547 Library:50632
    2. The configuration file now needs a secret passphrase (blowfish_secret).

    Any Suggestion ?

  2. I was looking to change session logout time of my phpmyadmin and found urs helpful for needed solution and to upgrade my phpmyadmin. Thanks a lot.

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