MySQLi support missing error (solved)

Hi, here is a solution to anyone else getting this error.

I’m running Ubuntu 22.04.01 VPS. I’ve noticed Matomo WP plugin stopped working after applying updates. After some research I found it was php-cli version 8.2.0 causing the issue. It apparently doesn’t support MySqli.

After downgrading php-cli back to 8.1.0 everything resumed working fine.
To downgrade just use this:

sudo update-alternatives --config php

There are 2 choices for the alternative php (providing /usr/bin/php).
Selection    Path             Priority   Status
  0            /usr/bin/php8.2   82        auto mode
  1            /usr/bin/php8.0   80        manual mode
* 2            /usr/bin/php8.1   81        manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/php8.2   82        manual mode
Press <enter> to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number:

I hope this helps someone.

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