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getting dbi mods for windows

by ApathOut (Initiate)
on Nov 15, 2012 at 21:33 UTC ( #1004063=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
ApathOut has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

i want to try to communicate in windows 7 with mysql database, just to get the feel of it. I'm attempting to download the dbi modules that afford one connection to mysql, but the downloaded db_files (and i suspect the others too) comes in gzipped. How do i gunzip those files in windows; or should i be looking for a windows compressed file someplace other than cpan?

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Re: getting dbi mods for windows
by tobyink (Abbot) on Nov 15, 2012 at 21:57 UTC

    What version of Perl are you using? If ActiveState, then the Perl Package Manager is probably your best bet.

    Otherwise, try one of the command-line CPAN clients. Type "cpan" at the command line.

    perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'
Re: getting dbi mods for windows
by Athanasius (Chancellor) on Nov 16, 2012 at 08:49 UTC

    For installing modules, follow tobyink’s advice and use a CPAN command-line client. I’ve found cpanm excellent. See App::cpanminus.

    But for (un-)zipping in general under Windows, you can’t do better than 7-Zip from

    Hope that helps,

    Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum

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