Back to mysql

Andrew DeFaria
Tue Dec 14 03:37:00 GMT 2010

  I'm trying to port a Perl script of mine that uses DBI and DBD::mysql 
to update a database running on another, Linux, server. I have been able 
to install DBI (cpan DBI) and get it to compile, but I cannot get 
DBD::mysql to install. When I try I get

Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 
Can't find mysql_config. Use --mysql_config option to specify where 
mysql_config is located

My understanding is that this mysql_config is only present when you 
install mysql_client (well on a Linux system it's called mysql_client) 
but IIRC there is no mysql_client for Cygwin - or is there?

Any workarounds? Is there a way I can install the Windows version of 
mysql_client and have Cygwin's Perl interact with it?
Andrew DeFaria <>
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