[ic] MCPAN install failure for DBD::mysql

Cameron G ritontor at icenet.com.au
Fri Jul 4 15:23:18 EDT 2003

> OK, sounds fine. I've never done the install of a perl module manually.
> do I go about it?
> > DBD::mysql usually needs to be installed manually - well
> > atleast that's how
> > it's turned out for me. It won't pass the check unless you
> > supply it with
> > valid details to test with your mysql server, and if it
> > doesn't pass the
> > check, it won't automatically install in that cute little
> > CPAN style we all
> > know and love.
> >

doh, i top posted.

ok, the source will still be on your machine, but the path may vary. i use
CPAN as root, because i'm crazy like that, hence my path to where the
modules are kept is


there should be a DBD-something directory in there. cd to it, and plug away
at the INSTALL.html file. it's all fairly self explanatory.

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