On Friday 07 June 2002 04:36, Garrett Nelson wrote:
> I'm a relative newbie to the Linux/web server world, having worked with
> Macs most of my life. I recently installed the Server install of Yellow Dog
> Linux, with no window managers, CLI only. Everything is working pretty much
> correctly, except PHP interaction with MySQL. When I tried to install
> Invision Board, I got the following error
> Fatal error: Call to undefined function: mysql_connect() in
> /var/www/default/forums/sm_install.php on line 249

It means there's no support in php for mysql

> I figured this meant MySQL or PHP was configured incorrectly so I installed
> PhpMyAdmin to see if that would work, and I got the error message
> cannot load MySQL extension,
> please check PHP Configuration.


> What needs to be configured? I was under the impression that MySQL support
> was built into PHP now and that it needs no extension. 

Yes and no. PHP has 'builtin' support for MySQL but it needs to be enabled at 
compile time.

> I downloaded the RPM
> of PHP 4.1.2 (the latest PPC RPM available at rpmfind) and it told me it
> was already installed. I then installed MySQL 3.23.41 to no effect.
> So what can I do to fix this?

Try looking for an RPM with both 'php' and 'mysql' in its name. Eg for Redhat 
a suitable rpm would be named: php-mysql-4.1.2-7.i386.rpm. 

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk
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