If Perl reports that it cannot find the
../mysql/mysql.so module, the problem is
probably that Perl cannot locate the
libmysqlclient.so shared library. You should
be able to fix this problem by one of the following methods:
DBD::mysql distribution with
perl Makefile.PL -static -config rather
libmysqlclient.so to the directory
where your other shared libraries are located (probably
-L options used to compile
DBD::mysql to reflect the actual location
On Linux, you can add the path name of the directory where
libmysqlclient.so is located to the
Note that you may also need to modify the
options if there are other libraries that the linker fails to
find. For example, if the linker cannot find
libc because it is in
and the link command specifies
-L option to
-L/lib or add
-L/lib to the existing link command.
If you get the following errors from
DBD::mysql, you are probably using
gcc (or using an old binary compiled with
/usr/bin/perl: can't resolve symbol '__moddi3' /usr/bin/perl: can't resolve symbol '__divdi3'
-L/usr/lib/gcc-lib/... -lgcc to the link
command when the
mysql.so library gets built
(check the output from make for
mysql.so when you compile the Perl client).
-L option should specify the path name of the
libgcc.a is located on your
Another cause of this problem may be that Perl and MySQL are not both compiled with gcc. In this case, you can solve the mismatch by compiling both with gcc.
You may see the following error from
when you run the tests:
t/00base............install_driver(mysql) failed: Can't load '../blib/arch/auto/DBD/mysql/mysql.so' for module DBD::mysql: ../blib/arch/auto/DBD/mysql/mysql.so: undefined symbol: uncompress at /usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/i586-linux/DynaLoader.pm line 169.
This means that you need to include the
compression library on the link line. That can be done by changing
the following line in the file
$sysliblist .= " -lm";
Change that line to:
$sysliblist .= " -lm -lz";
After this, you must run make realclean and then proceed with the installation from the beginning.
If you want to install DBI on SCO, you have to edit the
xxx and each subdirectory. Note
that the following assumes gcc 2.95.2 or newer:
OLD: NEW: CC = cc CC = gcc CCCDLFLAGS = -KPIC -W1,-Bexport CCCDLFLAGS = -fpic CCDLFLAGS = -wl,-Bexport CCDLFLAGS = LD = ld LD = gcc -G -fpic LDDLFLAGS = -G -L/usr/local/lib LDDLFLAGS = -L/usr/local/lib LDFLAGS = -belf -L/usr/local/lib LDFLAGS = -L/usr/local/lib LD = ld LD = gcc -G -fpic OPTIMISE = -Od OPTIMISE = -O1 OLD: CCCFLAGS = -belf -dy -w0 -U M_XENIX -DPERL_SCO5 -I/usr/local/include NEW: CCFLAGS = -U M_XENIX -DPERL_SCO5 -I/usr/local/include
These changes are necessary because the Perl dynaloader does not
DBI modules if they were compiled with
icc or cc.
If you want to use the Perl module on a system that does not
support dynamic linking (such as SCO), you can generate a static
version of Perl that includes
DBD::mysql. The way this works is that you
generate a version of Perl with the
linked in and install it on top of your current Perl. Then you use
that to build a version of Perl that additionally has the
DBD code linked in, and install that.
On SCO, you must have the following environment variables set:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib:/lib:/usr/local/lib:/usr/ccs/lib:\ /usr/progressive/lib:/usr/skunk/lib LIBPATH=/usr/lib:/lib:/usr/local/lib:/usr/ccs/lib:\ /usr/progressive/lib:/usr/skunk/lib MANPATH=scohelp:/usr/man:/usr/local1/man:/usr/local/man:\ /usr/skunk/man:
First, create a Perl that includes a statically linked
DBI module by running these commands in the
directory where your
DBI distribution is
perl Makefile.PL -static -configshell>
Then, you must install the new Perl. The output of make perl indicates the exact make command you need to execute to perform the installation. On SCO, this is make -f Makefile.aperl inst_perl MAP_TARGET=perl.
Next, use the just-created Perl to create another Perl that also
includes a statically linked
running these commands in the directory where your
DBD::mysql distribution is located:
perl Makefile.PL -static -configshell>
Finally, you should install this new Perl. Again, the output of make perl indicates the command to use.