[php-maint] Bug#448984: php5-sybase doesn't provide MS SQL support

carbonated beverage ramune at net-ronin.org
Fri Nov 2 02:14:51 UTC 2007

Package: php5-sybase
Version: 5.2.0-8+etch7

The php5-sybase module is built without --with-mssql, so many of the mssql_*
functions are non-functional -- this point isn't made clear during the
installation of the packages and there are no Debian-specific documentation
that's easily found noting this.

As the package description says it's for both Sybase and MS SQL Server,
--with-mssql should be added to the extension's build.

Grabbing the PHP source and building just the mssql module had problems as
it conflicted with the sybase module.  Removing the sybase module allowed
the MS SQL functions to work.

Noticed this when mssql_fetch_batch() failed to work, claiming the function
was not defined -- even though it's in the documentation distributed with
Debian and there's no notes saying it's non-functional.

System is Debian/etch on i386.

-- DN

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