Thanks to Miles! The problem, for anyone who is going through this themselves lay (in my case) with my php.ini file - evidently my fat fingers copied the 'recommended' php.ini file, instead of the 'distro' php.ini file.
The 'Recommended' file contains a few optimizations and security patches, recommended for a live-on-the-internet application. I don't know what about that setup was incompatible with my application, but something was. Maybe some day when I have a clue I'll figure it out. For now, I'm back up and running. Thanks, Miles. -Peter -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]