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Help with MySql and Perl
Hi Guys:

According to the book MySql and Perl for the web - one of the required tools is perl 5 with the following modules

1) CGI.pm
2) DBI
3) DBD::mysql ( the MySql specific driver for DBI
4) mod_perl

My question is - Do Active Perl or Komodo both of which I down loaded last week possess any of the above. Also, which is the best Apache server for windows to down load.

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Activestate's version of perl contains CGI.pm only. In order to install the other modules you will need to use the perl package manager (ppm).

ppm install DBI
ppm install DBD::mysql

You can leave out mod_perl for now unless you know how to write mod_perl compatible code. If you *do* want to install it you need to change your ppm repository - I can't remember the exact one off the top of my head but you can find the URL at perl.apache.org

As for Apache, you will need a Win32 binary MSI installer....here it is:


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Coombes: Dec 6, 2003, 7:32 AM
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I doubt they will have mod_perl, but that is a good thing. Developing Perl scripts on mod_perl is a pain in the arse. Mainly because your scripts get 'cached', and then old versions are shown, even after changes are made.

The other 3 should come in those bundles though.


Andy (mod)
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Coombes is right Wink


How to use it?

Just go to command port and type ppm /? and it will tell you how to do it.