help with php5 and mysql on ubuntu lamp.
i have been using php for a short while now and am starting to add on mysql database.
i have been reading a book about using php and mysql together and i have a sample script from that book that i have linked from my home page.
when i click on the link i get this error:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in /home/mike/Desktop/web/testdatabase.php on line 7
lines 6, 7, and 8 of my code is:
//open connection to database server.
$connection = mysql_connect('localhost', 'directory', 'directory')
or die ('unable to connect!');
the server is mine (ubuntu8.04 with php5) and this is not actually on the net, just my local machine.
as i am new to this and the book dont say anything about this "function" i could use a little help.
thanks in advance mike......
i seam to have fixed the problem somehow .........
the fix to my problem was
i had to add php5-mysql (the mysql module for php5). then i restarted the machine and all worked well.
I am having the same problem, how did you add the php5-mysql module if you don't mind my asking?
how i fixed.
i have a desktop on the machine and i used the package manager under
you could also apt-get install phpmyadmin ether should work.
how are you trying to use the php. do you have apache or a similar web server
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