php5 and SQL Scripts

Anish Mistry amistry at
Mon Apr 2 20:35:56 UTC 2007

On Monday 02 April 2007, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	About 4 years ago, we installed php from the FreeBSD
> ports collection on a system in order to query a MS-SQL data
> base on another server.  It worked fine until we upgraded to
> FreeBSD6.2 and php5.  I had moved the old binary across and also pulled
> several libraries in to /usr/local/lib and the old binary seemed to be
> happy until we actually tried to use it at which time it hung
> until manually killed.
> 	After installing /usr/ports/lang/php5 and even trying
> /usr/ports/lang/php4, our new php gives the following error:
> Fatal error: Call to undefined function mssql_connect()
> 	Has anybody in the FreeBSD world seen this before and
> better yet, how do you fix it?  We do a little piece of a
> back-end operation which gathers information from a web
> application and uses it to create or remove rules in a firewall.
> The folks who own the rest of the pieces of the operation are
> asking frequently if it is fixed yet.  I am out of things to
> try.  Obviously, something changed between our older system and
> the present because the object is either here but in a wrong
> directory or I didn't pick the right configuration options in setting
> up the port.
> 	The sql script has worked fine until now for all these
> years.
> 	Any ideas are much appreciated.
Is /usr/ports/databases/php5-mssql

Anish Mistry
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