>>>>> "John" == John Walker <john@stripped> writes:
John> I apologize if this is a FAQ, but I can't seem to quite track down
John> exactly what I'm missing. (I am somewhat confused by the whole DBD::DBI
John> I am having problems executing a select from an html form. Here is the
John> error from the web server:
John> DBI::install_driver('DBI', 'mysql') called at
John> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/DBI.pm line 329
John> DBI::connect('DBI', 'DBI:mysql:john', 'jsw', undef) called at
John> /home/httpd/cgi-bin/mhdir.cgi line 37
John> install_driver(mysql) failed: Can't load
John> '/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/i386-linux/auto/DBD/mysql/mysql.so' for module
John> DBD::mysql: libm.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
John> directory at /usr/lib/perl5/i386-linux/5.00405/DynaLoader.pm line
John> Here's why I don't understand the error:
John> [root@sql cgi-bin]# rpm -qa |grep My
John> Here's some other random information, in the hopes that it will help
John> someone to point me in the right direction.
From the MySQL manual:
If Perl reports that it can't find the `../mysql/mysql.so' module, then
the problem is probably that Perl can't locate the shared library
You can fix this by any of the following methods:
* Compile the `Msql-Mysql-modules' distribution with `perl
Makefile.PL -static' rather than `perl Makefile.PL'
* Copy `libmysqlclient.so' to the directory where your other shared
libraries are located (probably `/usr/lib' or `/lib').
* On `Linux' you can add the pathname of the directory where
`libmysqlclient.so' is located to the `/etc/ld.so.conf' file.
* Add the pathname of the directory where `libmysqlclient.so' is
located to the `LD_RUN_PATH' environment variable.