Distributing and packaging phpMyAdmin?

This document is intended to give pieces of advice to people who want to redistribute phpMyAdmin inside other software packages such as Linux distribution or some all in one package including web server and MySQL server.

Generally, you can customize some basic aspects (paths to some files and behavior) in libraries/vendor_config.php.

For example, if you want setup script to generate a config file in var, change SETUP_CONFIG_FILE to /var/lib/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php and you will also probably want to skip directory writable check, so set SETUP_DIR_WRITABLE to false.

External libraries?

phpMyAdmin includes several external libraries, you might want to replace them with system ones if they are available, but please note that you should test whether the version you provide is compatible with the one we ship.

Currently known list of external libraries:


jQuery js framework libraries and various js libraries.


The download kit includes various Composer packages as dependencies.

Specific files LICENSES?

phpMyAdmin distributed themes contain some content that is under licenses.

  • themes/*/img/b_rename.svg Is a Icons8, icon from the Android L Icon Pack Collection. The icon rename.

  • themes/metro/img/user.svg Is a IcoMoon the user

CC BY 4.0 or GPL

Licenses for vendors?

  • rename from Icons8 is under the “public domain” (CC0 1.0) license.

  • IcoMoon Free is under “CC BY 4.0 or GPL”.