How to fix mbstring PHP extension error

If your see following error after you installed phpMyAdmin under fedora or any other Linux flavor:

The mbstring PHP extension was not found and you seem to be using a multibyte charset. Without the mbstring extension phpMyAdmin is unable to split strings correctly and it may result in unexpected results.

You need to install the mbstring package. So type in the following command to find the exact package:

yum search mbstring

After yum has found the package, type the following command to install it:

yum install php-mbstring.version

Where version, is the name of the version you want to install. (example: php-mbstring.i386 or php-mbstring.x86_64)

Now restart the web server with the following command:

service httpd restart