help with php5 and mysql on ubuntu lamp.

Discussion in 'Programming/Scripts' started by meomike2000, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. meomike2000

    meomike2000 New Member

    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......
  2. meomike2000

    meomike2000 New Member


    i seam to have fixed the problem somehow .........
  3. meomike2000

    meomike2000 New Member

    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.
  4. vaene

    vaene New Member


    I am having the same problem, how did you add the php5-mysql module if you don't mind my asking?
  5. meomike2000

    meomike2000 New Member

    how i fixed.

    i have a desktop on the machine and i used the package manager under
    system->admin->package manager.

    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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