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How to install DBD for mysql using CPAN


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I need to install DBI and DBD for my perl installation so that I can access a mysql database. What is the easiest way to do that?


Assuming that your machine has its network configuration set up properly, meaning that it can ftp to the outside network and fetch files from external sites, you should use CPAN.

CPAN stands for "Comprehensive Perl Archive Network" and holds virtually every thinkable Perl module out there. The CPAN provides an interface to query and install modules. For example you may query using a partial string.

The syntax to install DBD::mysql using CPAN is shown below.
You can also use CPAN interactively.

# interactively
/usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e shell

# all from the command line
/usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::DBD::mysql'




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