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From:Paul DuBois Date:July 11 1999 6:42pm
Subject:Re: Is DBI necessary?
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At 11:16 AM -0700 7/11/1999, Scott Hess wrote:
>Certainly not.  You do have to perform various Perl MakeMaker magic to
>install it at an arbitrary location, and then you need to set @INC correctly
>in your scripts.
>[Sorry, I can't recall the specific magic I needed.  In theory, you should
>be able to say something like 'perl -F Makefile.PL
>PREFIX=/path/where/you/want/it'.  Unfortunately, many modules seem to only
>use PREFIX for things like executables, and insist on installing other stuff
>in /usr/man/man1, etc.  You just have to watch what it croaks on, and add
>the variable setting to get that right...]

Well, sure, but if you don't want to have to go through all that,
then you may indeed need to install as root to put the DBI stuff
under the standard Perl library directory, which on some systems is
owned by root.

>----- Original Message -----
>From: Alex Heiphetz <heiphetz@stripped>
>To: Richard Reina <Richard@stripped>; <mysql@stripped>
>Sent: Saturday, July 10, 1999 10:01 PM
>Subject: Re: Is DBI necessary?
>> At 10:30 PM 7/10/99 -0500, Richard Reina wrote:
>> >Sorry if this a dumb question, but if I write scripts in perl to
>> >interact, query and modify databases in MySQL do I need DBI?   If yes,
>> >can anyone direct me to where I can get help installing DBI?  I tried
>> >and I can't get past,  make file.
>> you need to be root to install DBI
>> Regards,
>> A.Heiphetz

Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
Northern League Chronicles:
Is DBI necessary?Richard Reina11 Jul
  • Re: Is DBI necessary?Paul DuBois11 Jul
  • Re: Is DBI necessary?Alex Heiphetz11 Jul
    • Re: Is DBI necessary?Scott Hess11 Jul
      • Re: Is DBI necessary?Paul DuBois11 Jul