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Installing php-mbstring on RHEL6
I wanted to install the mbstring PHP extension on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. But to my surprise, it wasn't there:
# yum install php-mbstring
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin
Setting up Install Process
No package php-mbstring available.
Error: Nothing to do
That's because the package is in the RHEL Server Optional repository.
I went into RHN and enabled the repository:
yum update I could do
yum install php-mbstring with no problems.