DBD::MySQL + MySQL install problems.
Well, to start off, I have actually installed the module. However, I would like to avoid this minor problem in the future if possible...
I used CPAN to get, configure, compile, and install the DBD::MySQL.
The problem occured when the module went through testing. From what I understood of the error messages, the test section barfed because it couldn't connect to the SQL server because it wanted a password for the root user and thus couldn't run the tests.
To fix this, I simply deactivated the root user's password for localhost and reran CPAN, which compiled and installed the module without any problems.
Now my question for future reference is: Is there any way to let CPAN or PERL know what your root user's password is so that it won't crap out on the test phase? Or better yet, is there a way to specify a specific "test" account to CPAN or the PERL config/make command that accesses only the "test" database of the SQL server??
I'm currently running:
PERL 5.8.6 with:
cpan script version 1.03
CPAN.pm version 1.7601
mysql Ver 14.7 Distrib 4.1.11, for slackware-linux-gnu (i486)
Everything listed is pretty much a default package install for Slackware.
Any help's appreciated. :))
After you successfully install mysql, add you /usr/mysql/lib/mysql directory to the /etc/ld.so.conf and save it, then load it by running "ldconfig -f /etc/ld.so.conf", and walla!, all your *.so files are accessible from any where in the system.
Note that if you system has Perl and CPAN, then it would be the easiest way to install all the packages you want, just type "cpan from shell". The first time CPAN is executed it will make you some question, just answer them and at the end choose only http servers rather than ftp because the are faster.
After all the questions, just type " install cpan" -->run "install Boundle::CPAN" and it will update your cpan.
Now make sure that you can run mysql_client from any part of the system, if you can't, do this "export PATH=$PATH:PATH_TO_YOU_MYSQL_BASE_DIR/bin" and try again by running mysql or any MySQL bin file.
After every thing is up, run CPAN again, just type "o conf prerequisites_policy ask" -->run "install DB::Mysql"
I hope all of these lines help you
Configuring mysql 5 problem in Red Hat Linux 3
I installed Red Hat Linux 3 in my system which had given Apache, PHP and mysql 3 by default. But, when I tried to give the command '#mysqld' it has given some socket error(mysql.sock). What I did is, I downloaded mysql 5.0 RPM's from the site 'mysql.com' and installed it. And now, when I tried to connect to server, using '#mysqld', the error I got is:
"[ERROR] Fatal error: Please read "Security" section of the manual to find out how to run mysqld as root!"
And when I type the following command,
#rpm -q mysql-server
package mysql-server is not installed.
if I try to reinstall using mysql server rpm,
it says that the package is already installed.
Can somebody please help in solving this problem.
I am new to Linux Environment.
Please suggest me to sort out this problem.
If at all repairing this problem is not possible, can somebody suggest how to uninstall mysql, so that I can try it out once again by installing.
To find the package try
do you typed '#mysqld'? i mean do you type the hash ('#') sign? if yes type only mysqld. you have to be root.
to find if mysql is installed type (if you use rpm):
rpm -qa | grep mysql
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