Not Sure Which Package has mssql_connect.

Greg Larkin glarkin at
Wed Sep 29 14:35:51 UTC 2010

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Martin McCormick wrote:
> I just upgraded a system from FreeBSD6.3 to 8.1 and only have 2
> loose ends so far.
> 	One is that I discovered some of my C code needs a
> little touching up to continue to work right and the other is
> that we have an application on our system that uses freetds and
> makes mysql queries and presently gives me the following error:
> Fatal error: Call to undefined function mssql_connect() in 
> Line number of script is given and that line reads:
> $numero= mssql_connect("sql" , "natreg1" , "PASSWD" );
> 	As soon as I find out what port or package contains
> mysql_connect, we should be back in business.
> 	I did install mysql50-client. It does not contain the
> mysql_connect routine so I deleted it. I installed the port
> called mysql-connector-odbc which looked like a good possibility
> but it also does not have the connect routine.
> 	I installed php5 to get the php interpreter so it is
> possible that I have the wrong php and another php has the
> mysql_connect routine so at this time, I am all ears.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Martin McCormick

Hi Martin,

You referred to C code at the top of your message, but are you actually
looking for a PHP extension that contains the mssql_connection function
so some PHP code runs correctly?  I also have a question whether you're
looking for a PHP extension that connections to a MS SQL server or one
that connects to a MySQL server.  I'm guessing you're trying to connect
to MS SQL.

If so, please install,
and you should be all set.  You shouldn't need to install unless you're trying to
connect to a MySQL server, too.

Hope that helps,
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