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Old 01-30-2003, 10:09 AM   #1
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undefined function: mysql_connect

I am running Redhat8 MySql 3.23.53 PHP 4.2.2
and unable to get PHP to pass data to MySql
I am getting the following error when I run the scrypt below in a browser

Fatal error: Call to undefined function:
mysql_connect() in /var/www/html/test1.php3 on line 2

$link = mysql_connect("localhost", "user", "password")
or die("Could not connect");
print ("Connected successfully");

The odd thing is that I can run PHPMySQL fine and manage my databaseds logging in as this user.
So PHP is interacting whti MySQL in the sence fine.
I am not sure where I am doing whong, any ideas????
Old 01-30-2003, 02:07 PM   #2
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phpmysql ? do you mean phpmyadmin ?

This looks like your .so or .dll is not loaded.
Old 01-30-2003, 05:42 PM   #3
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call the phpinfo() method in a .php file and load it through your browser. See if you have a mysql section. it's possible that you either don't have mysql support or it is not configured correctly.
Old 01-31-2003, 06:09 AM   #4
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This is what I get form my phpinfo

MySQL Support enabled
Active Persistent Links 0
Active Links 0
Client API version 3.23.54
MYSQL_SOCKET /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
MYSQL_INCLUDE -I/usr/include/mysql
MYSQL_LIBS -L/usr/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient

Directive Local Value Master Value
mysql.allow_persistent On On
mysql.default_host no value no value
mysql.default_password no value no value
mysql.default_port no value no value
mysql.default_socket no value no value
mysql.default_user no value no value
mysql.max_links Unlimited Unlimited
mysql.max_persistent Unlimited Unlimited
Old 01-31-2003, 03:50 PM   #5
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I know in redhat 7.3 there is a seperate package called php-mysql that needs to be installed for mysql support whether 8 is the same I dont know.
Old 02-01-2003, 09:49 AM   #6
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Yeah I think you are right Jstu
I have loaded php-mysql-4.2.2-8.0.5.i386 which did give me the
mysql module when I did a php -m but it did not fix my original Fatal error: Call to undefined function:
So I went and downloaded php 4.3.0 and installed it which then knocked out the php-mysql module so I went to reinstall this module and now I am getting the error program already installed
And I am unable to uninstalled it, phew this is hard work but
With the help of you good folks I will get there

Old 10-31-2003, 08:22 PM   #7
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I know its been awhile but did u resolve your issue with php connecting to mysql.. i was just reading your posting but no resolution was entered..
i'm having the same problem and wondering what the fix was....
Old 11-03-2003, 03:00 AM   #8
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Well after a lot of trying to avoide it I reinstalled my box and it was fine.

Not a very technical solution but it is the quickest way I have found of fixing this problem.

This has happened to me twice in the past with redhat 8 I dont know if it is a bug with me or redhat

It may be better with 9?

Good Luck

Old 12-27-2003, 06:35 AM   #9
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I have the same problem here and reinstalling seems to be a solution (i've configured my linux and updated many thing, loosing them is not an option). Is there any site where i can browse to solve this or do somebody have the solution please?


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