Subject Re: Any problem using PHP4.4.x, apache 1.x.x, firebird 1.5.x?
Author junkers109
Thanks for the response, Lester. Thought the post was so old no one would respond, but I was wrong. : ) I'm new here, as well as on the php/firebird combo, so it's really nice to get an early response.

Actually, I'm using the latest stuff: php 5.2.11, firebird 2.x, Apache 2.x and STILL had that problem. That's the reason for my comment, intended to be wry. I really thought something as basic as that would be covered in the firebird install process itself. Would never have figured out the need for that line in that particular file, had I not searched hard for it here, and had Jiri at hand (in a manner of speaking).

Still, to be fair, my firebird install was a secondary part of an install of another program that uses firebird on the back end, and probably this element of the set up wasn't required. Frustrating it definitely was, though. Thank god for this user group.


--- In, Lester Caine <lester@...> wrote:
> junkers109 wrote:
> > Thanks Jiri, that worked for me.
> >
> > It's October 2009. Your post was in 2006 (if I recall correctly). One would figure something like this would have been taken care of by the Firebird folks by now. ;)
> Well PHP4 is no longer supported, Apache 1 is a little long in the
> tooth, and FB2.1 has been out for a while ....
> Although I did think that the current FB1.5.6 provided a correct install
> for support of the legacy stuff? But it would depend on where you are
> picking the client up from, the one *IN* PHP4 would probably have the
> problem you are seeing, and so needs to be removed so that the one
> provided by FB1.5.6 is actually used.
> A further point ... many of the features of the php_interbase.dll were
> not implemented until PHP5 so some aspects of FB1.5 may not work as
> expected with PHP4!
> > --- In, Jiri Cincura <diskuze@> wrote:
> >> On 2.3.2006 1:05 willowdan2004 wrote:
> >>> Couldnt connect to database!: Unable to complete network request to
> >>> host "localhost". Failed to locate host machine. Undefined service
> >>> gds_db/tcp.
> >>>
> >> Add into %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\services line like this:
> >> gds_db 3050/tcp fb #Firebird
> >>
> >> and restart Apache&PHP.
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> Lester Caine - G8HFL
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