nperrins has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
WE recently came across the fact that Buffalo NAS units have MySQL, apache, PHP and Perl installed. Since our database is in MySQL and we have been using Perl front end for years, we thought this was a pretty neat opportunity to put the whole lot on a NAS.
The bad news is that although Perl works, the DBI modules are not installed, so there is no data connection for Perl.
(the CGI directory, with DBI.pm is there, but even "pushing" a path into @INC will not get it to work).
It has taken me 2 days to hack the OS (a cut down linux). When I came to install with perl -MCPAN, it could not find "make" and I'm pretty sure there's no gcc. Any easy suggestions would be gratefully received.