View Full Version : Re: mySQL for Slimserver?

Rich Freedman
2005-03-28, 21:08

Thanks! That worked, and I'm up and running with mySQL.
I really appreciate the quick answer.

Thanks again!


Vidur Apparao wrote:

>You can get the DBD::mysql package from ActiveState at
>The files in blib/arch should be copied to
>server/CPAN/arch/5.8/MSWin32-x86-multi-thread and those in blib/lib
>should be copied to server/CPAN. This will make them available to
>I have not confirmed that this driver works, but I wish you luck. :-)
>Rich Freedman wrote:
>>>I'm a slimserver newbee, so I apologize if this question has been asked and
>>>answered before....
>>>I'm using slimserver Version 6.0b1 - 2005-03-08, along with it's embedded
>>>version of Softqueeze (eagerly awaiting shipment of my SB2), on Windows XP,
>>>SP2. I'd like to switch slimserver over to a mySql database. I understand
>>>that this is not officially supported, but apparently possible.
>>>I found all of the posts about changing the slimserver.pref, (especially
>>>and have done so, but still haven't been able to make it work.
>>>I'm an experienced C++ and Java programmer, but almost completely unfamiliar
>>>with perl.
>>>That said, it seems to me that the problem is that the DBI module for
>>>supporting mySQL (DBD:mysql) is missing.
>>>I tracked down some info on that, but it seems that the only way to get it
>>>is to get the source and compile it.
>>>If I understand correctly, this is a problem because the perl environment
>>>that is installed with slimserver is partially compiled.
>>>Has someone already added mySql support, who can make a Windows binary
>>>available, or must I install a full perl development environment to make
>>>this change?
>>>All advice is welcome.
>>>-Rich Freedman