I'm having problems installing DBD::mysql. I'm on a Linux machine and
am using perl5.00401. I installed the binary RPM containing include
files and libraries for development for i386 machines of mysql, the Perl
Data-Dumper, and DBI 1.06. So far everything has been smooth
(somewhat), and I am able to connect to the databases. However, when I
try to install the DBD::mysql, I get this error:
Cannot connect: Can't connect to local MySQL server (2)
Either your server is not up and running or you have no
permissions for acessing the DSN DBI:mysql:database=test.
This test requires a running server and write permissions.
Please make sure your server is running and you have
permissions, then retry.
This is after I run "shell>make test".
I'm pretty sure that the database engine is up and running and that I
have permission to write to the database. I connected via: "shell>mysql
-u user -ppassword test" and was able to get through. I tried changing
the $DBI_DSN environment variable to several of the options that was
suggested in the INSTALL file. I still can't install the DBD. Would
anyone know what I'm doing wrong. Please HELP!
Thanks very much in advance,