Fatal error: Call to undefined function: mysql_error() in /var/www/htdocs/test5.php

I am trying to connect to MYSQL server; so far I’ve been unsuccessful.
I am getting the following error massage:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: mysql_error() in /var/www/htdocs/test5.php on line 10

1) I compiled PHP with MYSQL
2) MYSQL is working properly. I can log in create databases so on and so forth...
3) PHP is working properly. I can out date in my browser so on and so forth
4) My code:


if (!$link) {
   die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
echo 'Connected successfully';

I tried mysql_connect and mysqli_connect

5) php version: php-5.1.1
6)mysql version: mysql-5.0.15
7) phpinfo page:

Configure Command
'./configure' '--prefix=/usr' '--disable-static' '--with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--enable-discard-path' '--with-config-file-path=/etc/apache' '--enable-safe-mode' '--with-openssl' '--with-mhash' '--enable-bcmath' '--with-bz2' '--with-pic' '--enable-calendar' '--enable-ctype' '--with-gdbm' '--with-db3' '--with-imap-ssl=/usr/local/lib/c-client' '--with-imap=/usr/local/lib/c-client' '--enable-dbase' '--enable-ftp' '--with-iconv' '--with-exif' '--enable-exif' '--with-gd' '--enable-gd-native-ttf' '--with-jpeg-dir=/usr' '--with-png' '--with-gmp' '--with-mysql=shared,/usr' '--with-gettext=shared,/usr' '--with-expat-dir=/usr' '--with-xml' '--enable-wddx' '--with-mm=/usr' '--enable-trans-sid' '--enable-shmop' '--enable-sockets' '--with-regex=php' '--enable-sysvsem' '--enable-sysvshm' '--enable-yp' '--enable-memory-limit' '--with-tsrm-pthreads' '--enable-shared' '--disable-debug' '--with-zlib=/usr'

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When you tried mysqli_connect, did you also change the mysql_error to mysqli_error?
You must configure PHP to work with MySQL.
- Edit php.ini, and uncomment the line extension=mysql.so (extension=mysql.dll on Windows)
- If on Windows, make sure libmysql.dll is available to the system path.

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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
Are you sure $localhost will work for the MySQL server?
the correct answer is from:
snoyes_jw is relating the source of the problem...

but jason1178's comment is also worth noticing.  You've never defined $localhost, which means that it will translate to '' which is going to be blank and give localhost.
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