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Problems installing DBD::mysql on Solaris 8


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I need to access a mysql database using perl on Solaris 8. I installed DBI already but fail to install DBD::mysql.

I get error messages that the gcc compiler does not understand certain options:
gcc: unrecognized option `-Xa'
gcc: language arch=v8 not recognized

If I just copy the to the target directory, I get error messages that the driver cannot be located in


I was in the same situation. After unpacking DBD-mysql-3.0006.tar I ran

perl Makefile.PL

Then when running make, those error messages showed up.
I looked at the options for gcc and found that I should remove them. I also found that the option for the include files (search path -I) specified a folder that did not exist in my system.
The original include file path was /usr/local/mysql/include/mysql but after installing the package on Solaris (all with the default values) it should have been /usr/local/mysql/include

So instead I created the makefile using:

perl Makefile.PL --cflags="-I/usr/local/mysql/include"

Then I issued a 'make', followed by 'make install', and everything worked fine.


2006-09-29, 10:49:35
anonymous from India  
Thanx man!
this made my day!
2006-11-22, 02:33:25
anonymous from Netherlands  
Yep thank you very much for sharing your knowlegde. This saved me a lot of time.

2006-11-29, 06:22:57
anonymous from United States  
Thanks a lot !
2014-12-16, 13:54:00
anonymous from Baarn, Netherlands  
Hi Dave.My name's Rafael, I'm a brazilian IT prnesfsiooal who's been studying for the MySQL Certification Test.I stumbled upon a problem: since Amazon and other sites aren't shipping stuff to addresses outside USA, I'm not able to get the MySQL Certified Study Guide 5.0's CD ('Practice Questions for the MySQL Certification Exams'). Is there any way for you to send me a copy of the disc (via eMail or any other way) if you have it? I know it seems like a desperate try (and it is),but here where I live I couldn't find a shop or someone who could bring me the book.Thanks in advanceRafael
2015-04-08, 12:39:15



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