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Bug #8631 Unreadable error message when unable to connect to IBM DB2
Submitted: 2001-01-10 07:36 UTC Modified: 2001-04-22 23:00 UTC
From: massimo dot ferrario at inforeti dot it Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: ODBC related
PHP Version: 4.0.4 OS: Linux (RH6.2)
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-01-10 07:36 UTC] massimo dot ferrario at inforeti dot it
I am trying to work with RH6.2 + Apache1.3.14 + PHP 4.0.4 on a machine where someone else (mis)installed IBM DB2 version 7.1 for linux. I compiled PHP as a DSO using the --with-ibm-db2 switch.

Apparently the did not correctly setup the environment to make DB2 setup available for the Apache process: when i try to connect to DB2 using odbc_connect() I get "binary trash" inside the warning i get from PHP. I think that "trash" appears where the error message from DB2 should appear instead.

If i restart the apache process after setting up the required DB2 environment variables for user root (i.e. now I can connect to DB2 as root) everithing works ok: i.e., if I connect to a non-existant DB I get 'readable' error message instead of trash.

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 [2001-04-22 23:00 UTC] kalowsky@php.net
if you've poorly installed your DB, theres very little PHP 
can do.
 
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