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Can not start playsmsd

First off, apologies you any elementary questions or responses. I am not an expert in Linux by any stretch of the imagination.

I was able to make it through the install of playsms and all of the prerequisites needed to install. When I try to start the service by entering “playsmsd start”, nothing seems to happen. On a fresh reboot of the system, the first time running this command, I get a response of:

playsmsd has been started
schedule at pid 1380
dlrssmsd at pid 1382
recvsmsd at pid
sendsmsd at pid

upon running “playsmsd check”, we get:

PLAYSMSD_CONF = /etc/playsmsd.conf
PLAYSMS_PATH = /var/www/html/playsms
PLAYSMS_LIB = /var/lib/playsms
PLAYSMS_BIN = /usr/local/bin
PLAYSMS_LOG = /var/log/playsms
DAEMON_SLEEP = 1
ERROR_REPORTING = E_ALL ^ (E_NOTICE | E_WARNING)
IS_RUNNING =
PIDS schedule =
PIDS dlrssmsd =
PIDS recvsmsd =
PIDS sendsmsd =

It seems like the service is failing to start. When I try to access the website via the devices IP address, I get the message “DB Error: extension not found”

I am running this on a Raspberry Pi running the newest version Raspbian Buster (release date 2019-09-26)

Let me know if more information is needed. Any troubleshooting steps would be greatly appreciated.

DB Error: extension not found…

Have you installed php_mysql (or php_mysqli)?

Yes. I have php-mysql installed. Still unable to start the playsmsd service.

Oddly enough, I rebooted entirely and tried starting the service and recvsmsd received a PID long with schedule and dlrssmsd. sendsmsd was still missing however… Running the check came up blank again.

root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# playsmsd start
playsmsd has been started
schedule at pid 1361
dlrssmsd at pid 1363
recvsmsd at pid 1365
sendsmsd at pid

root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# playsmsd check
PLAYSMSD_CONF = /etc/playsmsd.conf
PLAYSMS_PATH = /var/www/html/playsms
PLAYSMS_LIB = /var/lib/playsms
PLAYSMS_BIN = /usr/local/bin
PLAYSMS_LOG = /var/log/playsms
DAEMON_SLEEP = 1
ERROR_REPORTING = E_ALL ^ (E_NOTICE | E_WARNING)
IS_RUNNING =
PIDS schedule =
PIDS dlrssmsd =
PIDS recvsmsd =
PIDS sendsmsd =
root@raspberrypi:/home/pi#

Looking for any additional help in getting these services to run. Any help would be appreciated!