Fix Laravel: could not find driver Exception

If you are working on a Laravel application and encounter this error

could not find driver

Here are a few things you can do to resolve this issue.

If you are working on a fresh Laravel installation, then chances are you might be missing php-mysql extension in your system. Execute the following command on your Linus system to install it

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sudo apt-get install php7.3-mysql

Change the php version in the command as per the PHP version you have currently installed in your system.

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If you encounter this error while running the phpunit test using sqlite database

Illuminate\Database\QueryException: could not find driver

Then it probably means that you are missing php-sqlite driver from your system. You can fix it by running the following command

sudo apt-get install php7.3-sqlite3

Let me know in comments if the following running the above command fixed the error for you.

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