How do I access phpMyAdmin?
phpmyadmin isn't installed on Linodes by default, but you can install it from your distribution's package manager using a command like one of the following:
sudo apt -y install phpmyadmin #Debian/Ubuntu systems sudo yum -y install phpmyadmin #RedHat/CentOS systems
On a Debian/Ubuntu system, you can also automate the installation in a script with the following commands:
echo 'phpmyadmin phpmyadmin/dbconfig-install boolean true' | debconf-set-selections echo 'phpmyadmin phpmyadmin/mysql/admin-pass password $DBROOT_PASSWORD' | debconf-set-selections echo 'phpmyadmin phpmyadmin/reconfigure-webserver multiselect apache2' | debconf-set-selections sudo apt-get install -y phpmyadmin
Once you've completed the installation, you can access
phpmyadmin via a web browser via a URL like https://your.linodes.ip.address.or.domain/phpmyadmin
Perhaps this information is outdated. I get:
kushsudo@li1004-169:/$ sudo apt -y install phpmyadmin
[sudo] password for kushsudo:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Package phpmyadmin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package 'phpmyadmin' has no installation candidate
Can someone help?
Your distro is probably EOL. If you're using an Ubuntu version that's doesn't end in .04, it's not supported anymore. Ditto for Debian < 9.
Scroll to "Setting Up phpMyAdmin" in:
Worked fine for me with Ubuntu 20.4.
What's the version of your distro? If it's Ubuntu 20.10, it's probably end-of-life (EOL). You need to install a supported version. See:
If it's Debian and not 9 or 10, it's probably end-of-life. You need to upgrade to Debian 10.
Ubuntu especially is very quick to withdraw support for packages once a version is EOL.
Also, have you done an
apt update recently?