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[Typo3-dev] Connecting to a different db kills typo3 db connection?

  • From: typo3 at fm-world.ru (Dmitry Dulepov)
  • Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 11:12:56 +0300


I just found that TYPO3_db is a constant defined to an empty string. But
I could not find anywhere how "mysql" function is defined. Mistery :(


Dmitry Dulepov wrote:
> Hi!
> Well, the problem has happened with macina_banners, which uses TYPO3_DB
> variable.
> Actually, many extensions (for example, mininews) use exactly this
> ("TYPO3_db"). This is a global variable and should be used as
> $GLOBALS['TYPO3_db'], not symply as TYPO3_db. May be, this is a problem?
> I believe, "TYPO3_db" as such should not be defined at all inside
> functions because it is not a constant. A typical use of this variable is:
>             $res = mysql(TYPO3_db,$query);
> This looks very wrong for me :(
> Dmitry.
> Martin Kutschker wrote:
>>"Dmitry Dulepov" <typo3 at fm-world.ru> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
>>news:mailman.1.1122840113.428.typo3-dev at lists.netfielders.de...
>>>As you see I am creating a new link (last parameter to mysql_connect),
>>>so it should not interfer with any other database connection. However,
>>>any extension, that uses TYPO3_DB after my extension, looses database
>>>connection when the code above is executed. If I replace the last line
>>>(mysql_close) with mysql_select_db('typo3db_name', $rc) than everything
>>>works fine!
>>>The code above is located in a separated function, no global variables
>>>are used.
>>>Is this a bug? I am using version 3.7.0 with PHP 4.3.11 and MySQL 3.23.
>>>Typo3 uses mysql_pconnect.
>>I think that many old stlye extensions use a) mysql calls directly (instead 
>>of the DB layer) and b) don't use the resurce link in their mysql calls.
>>So they work on the last openened connection, which may be yours. Whether 
>>you close the connection or not is irrelevant. The calls will use the wrong 
>>db, unless as you do you switch to the TYPO3 db with a mysql_select_db. 
>>Which will make problems if the dbs are not on the same db server.
>>Solution: write to the extension authors to fix their code.