[php-maint] Bug#346176: php4-mysql: Charset trouble

Juergen Kreileder jk at blackdown.de
Fri Jan 6 06:36:03 UTC 2006

Package: php4-mysql
Version: 4:4.4.0-4
Severity: normal

I have a few DBs (4.1 and 5.0) with UTF8 data.  Accessing the data
with php4-mysql/libmysqlclient12 (ie. the sarge setup) works fine, but
when I access the data with php4-mysql/libmysqlclient14 the encoding
is broken (looks like it gets interpreted as ISO8859-1).

I've just recompiled 4.4.0-4 with libmysqlclient12-dev, the resulting
php4-mysql package works fine.  I've also tried building with
libmysqlclient15-dev but that shows the same broken behavior as the
libmysqlclient14-dev build.

Other tools like mysql's cmd line tools and mysql-query-browser work
fine with libmysqlclient15, so the problem probably is somewhere in

Note, php5-mysql has the same problem.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages php4-mysql depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.4.67     Debian configuration management sy
ii  libapache2-mod-php4 [phpapi-2 4:4.4.0-4  server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
ii  libc6                         2.3.5-11   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libmysqlclient14              4.1.15-1   mysql database client library
ii  php4-cli [phpapi-20050606]    4:4.4.0-4  command-line interpreter for the p
ii  php4-common                   4:4.4.0-4  Common files for packages built fr

php4-mysql recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
* php4/extension_mysql_apache: false
* php4/extension_mysql_apache2: true
  php4/add_extension: true
  php4/remove_extension: true

Juergen Kreileder, Blackdown Java-Linux Team

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