[mythtv-users] mythweb complains about mysql, but phpmyadmin works fine

Chris Petersen lists at forevermore.net
Sat Jan 20 20:34:18 UTC 2007

Igor Murashkin wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm having trouble getting mythweb to work:
> I'm going to http://localhost/mythweb/ and I get the
> "Error
> Please install the MySQL libraries for PHP.
> The package is usually called something like php-mysql."
> That's great, except I checked my packages and I have php5-mysql installed,
> its enabled, or else I'm somehow able to magically browse all my databases
> by going to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ and logging in as root?
> Any ideas why mythweb would be complaining about this issue?

MythWeb checks to see if the mysql_connect() function exists.  If it
doesn't, you get the error.  Perhaps php5-mysql only installs the newer
mysqli library set?  MythWeb uses the older stuff for compatibility with
older versions of mysql.


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