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Any suggestions on where my problem is? I'm kind of concerned that I don't see a mysql entry here, but I can run mysql from the command line and interact with it. Maybe apache does not know it is there or something?
Did a KFind Contents search for the string php4_module...
So now I notice that I have two httpd configuration files, etc/httpd/conf/httpd2.conf (this one looks to be where I should find the configuration file) and usr/share/ADVX/compat/httpd.conf.
So now the questions are, which file do I modify and where are the php4 libraries located?
I think I will start a blog titled 'The trials of the Otter and the Penguin'.
I quess my main error here was assuming that the mandrake rpmdrake interface would install and configure this stuff. It has been difficult to figure out what has been done and what has not. Windows for all it's faults does tend to spoil you.
Went into rpmdrake. At first I could not find anything in the list that was close, but then I noticed the radio buttons at the top and switched from Mandrake choices to All Packages, alphabetical. Now I see php-mysql-4.3.0-2.mdk. Looks promising, but I am a little worried that this is not the latest version...
I searched the forum on mandrake and mysql. After reading many posts, I came across this gem posted by FlyingSmurf:
I had a similar problem, had everything necessary installed from the 9.1 CD's yet php couldn't talk to mysql!!
This is how I fixed it: in /etc/php there's a 34_mysql.ini file that says 'extension = mysql.so'
I replaced mysql.so to the exact location of the file /usr/lib/php/extensions/mysql.so
This did the trick.
In addition, haobaba1 had this comment:
I had a similar problem when I installed apache, php, mysql on mandrake 9.1. First off the the install notes instructed me to move the php.ini to an incorrect directory it should be in /etc or /etc/php and in the php.ini file the modules_ext(something similar to this) variable was =./ this would have been correct for the directory they tell you to move the php.ini file to not for the directory it should be in. You should move the php.ini file to either of the correct directories I mentioned and then change the variable to point to where ever it is that mysql.so and all your other modules are located.