Simple PHP question (I hope!)

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Simple PHP question (I hope!)

I'm going through a book on PHP and am on a chapter for dealing with MySQL database files. The first example goes through opening the database file and throwing an error when it can't do so. When I try to run it the server appears to stop interpreting PHP as PHP and displays the rest of the block as HTML. I would try to show it on here but the last time I tried the post was rejected.

It's similar to the first example listed on this page:

I have tried it on Linux, Windows, and Tiger with the same results. It's really difficult to try to learn something when you can't get the environment to work properly.

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First step: Make a tiny php script that only runs the "phpinfo();" command. Check the output, and see if you actually have the mysql libraries installed.

Beyond that I couldn't comment without more info.


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Here you go

This is copied from the result of phpinfo. I have not tried a MAMP server yet. These results are from the Vertrigo WAMP server (open source).

MySQL Support enabled
Active Persistent Links 0
Active Links 0
Client API version 5.0.45

Directive Local Value Master Value
mysql.allow_persistent On On
mysql.connect_timeout 60 60
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
mysql.trace_mode Off Off

MysqlI Support enabled
Client API library version 5.0.45
Client API header version 5.0.45
MYSQLI_SOCKET /tmp/mysql.sock

Directive Local Value Master Value
mysqli.default_host no value no value
mysqli.default_port 3306 3306
mysqli.default_pw no value no value
mysqli.default_socket no value no value
mysqli.default_user no value no value
mysqli.max_links Unlimited Unlimited
mysqli.reconnect Off Off

Last seen: 12 years 1 month ago
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Finally works!

I installed a MAMP package to my Blue/White G4 and so far it works. It seems strange that it didn't work using a WAMP package and installing the packages in Ubuntu.

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