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can't install DBD::mysql under cygwin for mysql5

by tphyahoo (Vicar)
on Feb 08, 2007 at 15:04 UTC ( #599024=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

tphyahoo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm having an issue similar in spirit, if not in every detail, to that described in

(I actually actually tried posting at cpanforum first, but the cpanforum submission feature appears to be broken)

Basically, I followed the instructions for the cygwin install in the documentation at


UPDATE: that was for an old version of DBD::mysql. Maybe that was the problem. The newer version is at


stay tuned....


UPDATE: you can probably skip this next bit, as it refers to my attempt to follow the documentation in the out of date DBD::mysql.

Following this to the letter requires the source for mysql version 3.23.54a, which isn't even available any more from mysql.

(they're not even allowing source downloads for mysql4 anymore.)

I attempted the install under cygwin with the latest mysql (mysql5). Makefile.PL went okay.

make failed with

hartman@ds0014 ~/.cpan/build/DBD-mysql-4.001 $ make gcc -c -I/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8/cygwin/auto/DBI -I/usr/local/my +sql/include/mysql -DDBD_MYSQL_INSERT_ID_IS_GOOD -g -DPERL_USE_SAFE_P +UTENV -fno- strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include -DUSEIMPORTLIB -O3 -DVERS +ION=\"4.001\" -DXS_VERSION=\"4.001\" "-I/usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/CO +RE" dbdim p.c In file included from dbdimp.c:20: dbdimp.h:23:45: mysqld_error.h: No such file or directory dbdimp.c: In function `mysql_db_FETCH_attrib': dbdimp.c:2319: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size dbdimp.c: In function `mysql_st_prepare': dbdimp.c:2531: error: `ER_UNSUPPORTED_PS' undeclared (first use in thi +s function) dbdimp.c:2531: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only onc +e dbdimp.c:2531: error: for each function it appears in.) dbdimp.c: In function `mysql_st_FETCH_attrib': dbdimp.c:4148: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size make: *** [dbdimp.o] Error 1

UPDATE: okay, start reading again.

The current documentation of DBD::mysql suggests installation via ppm for win32.

I normally work under activestate, but in this case I thought cygwin would be better, because I had a script that needed to be modified to run on windows, and a number of dependency modules didn't compile easily under Active State to my recollection. So now, it seems I have everything working nicely under cygwin, except DBD::mysql, which I really need.

So, first question: given DBD::mysql installed via ppm, is there a way I can access this from a perl script run under cygwin?

Second question, barring that, has nyone been able to get DBD::mysql to work under cygwin for a recent version, or can point me to a way to download the old source? Or other constructive feedback?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: can't install DBD::mysql under cygwin for mysql5
by shmem (Chancellor) on Feb 08, 2007 at 15:22 UTC
    For old sources, one idea... you could get at the old sources via a source rpm from the redhat 9 tree (redhat/9/os/SRPMS) on The Fedora Legacy Project. rpm2cpio that and you have a nice tar.gz file or such to keep you going. If you don't have a linux box at hand, /msg me and I'll unpack that for you and give you a link.


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      Pretty off-topic by now, but I'm interested, because this seems like something that could be useful in a variety of situations. (Which is why I answered on the thread, not private message.)

      How does this work?

      I don't really know the red hat packaging system. I have an ubuntu box, and am beginning to get handy with apt-get (not that handy though). Can I get it to work from there, either by using rpm on ubuntu, or some analogous way with apt-get?

      I think a simple copy of a terminal red hat session where you went in and generated an "old source" would be valuable to others.

        How does this work?

        It's as simple as

        qwurx [shmem] 16:35 ~/old_stuff > perl -MLWP::Simple -e 'getstore("htt +p:// +edhat/9/os/SRPMS/mysql-3.23.54a-11.src.rpm","mysql-3.23.54a-11.src.rp +m")' qwurx [shmem] 16:38 ~/old_stuff > rpm2cpio mysql-3.23.54a-11.src.rpm | + cpio -i --make-directories cpio: write error: No space left on device qwurx [shmem] 16:38 ~/old_stuff > df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/hda3 9,9G 9,4G 0 100% /home qwurx [shmem] 16:39 ~/old_stuff > ls -l total 12724 -rwxr-xr-x 1 shmem shmem 57 2007-02-08 16:38 filter-requires-mysq* -rw-r--r-- 1 shmem shmem 193 2007-02-08 16:38 my.cnf -rw-r--r-- 1 shmem shmem 1131 2007-02-08 16:38 mysql-3.23.51-manfix +es.patch -rw-r--r-- 1 shmem shmem 8305482 2007-02-08 16:38 +c.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 shmem shmem 679 2007-02-08 16:38 mysql-3.23.54a-doubl +efree.patch -rw------- 1 shmem shmem 4677632 2007-02-08 16:38 mysql-3.23.54a.tar.b +z2 -rw-r--r-- 1 shmem shmem 360 2007-02-08 16:38 mysql-3.23.54-libdir +.patch qwurx [shmem] 16:39 ~/old_stuff >

        Whoops. Seems like my drive is stable... but you get the idea. There's the mysql-3.23.54a.tar.bz2 file and some patches from RedHat, along with some shell scripts and a spec file (which contains build instructions).

        Have to clean up a bit... I'll /msg you a link.


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Re: can't install DBD::mysql under cygwin for mysql5
by bingos (Vicar) on Feb 08, 2007 at 18:05 UTC

    I got the MySQL 4.1 sources from here ( scroll right to the bottom for source links )

    Configured and compiled on cygwin:

    $ ./configure --without-server

    Installed and successfully installed DBD::mysql 4.001 against this.

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