I just purchased a new dedicated server. I installed apache and php and those are working. I don't have mysql working with those yet though.
Mysql seems to have been installed since i can get in from the root.
I don't see any extensions of mysql though, just the mysqld and mysql.
I have tried installing php with --with-mysql=/path also but that always fails on me.
Is there anyway of adding in the extensions after installation?
Did you downloaded the appropriate headers and libraries before attempting to reinstall/reconfigure PHP? ( http://us3.php.net/manual/en/mysql.installation.php ) Sun seems to have slightly reorganized the MySQL site since I've been there--so I can't point you in the direction of the specific download you need (unless it's coincidentally the same one I used).
I think the following lines from my root history are relevant: