I thought I’d post this so people can find the answer more easily than I was able to. If you get this error when a PHP 4 page tries to connect to MySQL on Debian Sarge (testing release):

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: mysql_connect()

You can fix it with an > apt-get install php4-mysql

That installs the php mysql connection daemon.

I found the solution buried on this page.

Posted by Jeff Reifman

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