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Re: fickle DBI

by trs80 (Priest)
on Mar 05, 2002 at 20:39 UTC ( #149501=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to fickle DBI

The other replies are partially correct. To install DBD::mysql with CPAN on any platform you have to have a C compiler. DBD::mysql links into at least 3 different libaries that are created during a mysql build. The same module is developed to work with BOTH mSQL and MySQL, but you need to specify at build time which databases you will be accessing so it builds the correct drivers.

Don't fear the build process, but you should backup your old drivers because that is "the smart thing to do". If you have installed a new version of MySQL and are using an older DBD::mysql it is possible that the libs have been updated and your DBD::mysql file can't be loaded.

Most of the problems encountered in the build have been discussed here: mailing list

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Re: Re: fickle DBI
by stretched2thin (Initiate) on Mar 12, 2002 at 16:57 UTC
    --Don't fear the build process, but you should backup your old drivers because that is "the smart thing to do". If you have installed a new version of MySQL and are using an older DBD::mysql it is possible that the libs have been updated and your DBD::mysql file can't be loaded. -- ah ha!! this is what i kinda suspect. the DBD::mysql is from 1997! and mysql was installed in 2000 (we're a bit behind the time i wager) . i really wish the admin would give a damn. thanks for the mailing list link!!

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