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Re^5: Install problems with DBD::InterBase

by stefbv (Deacon)
on Jul 06, 2012 at 14:40 UTC ( #980284=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Install problems with DBD::InterBase
in thread Install problems with DBD::InterBase

Better download the module, unpack and you can use:

perl Makefile.PL -i

to interactively configure the installation.


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Re^6: Install problems with DBD::InterBase
by Steve_BZ (Chaplain) on Jul 09, 2012 at 13:07 UTC

    Hi Stefbv,

    Firstly, I never knew about perl Makefile.PL -i, that was really very helpful. Does it work on all Makefile.PLs? I'll check.

    Well, I got it installed with a few tweaks, I'm not sure whether these were right or not, however, it seems to be working.

    This is what happened:

    perl Makefile.PL -i Configuring DBD::Firebird (on linux) libfbembed.so found in /usr/lib/../lib This script prepares the installation of the DBD::Firebird module. Warning: the process will create a temporary file to store the values required for the testing phase, including the password for access to the Firebird server in plain text: 't/tests-setup.tmp.conf'. Reading cached test configuration... Starting interactive setup, two attempts for each option, if both fail, the script will abort ... Enter the full paths to the Firebird instalation: Home: [/usr] /usr/lib/firebird/2.1/bin Include: [/usr/include] Lib: [/usr/lib] Configuring the test environment ... Hostname: [localhost] Enter the full path and file name of the test database (.fdb): Test DB: [/tmp/dbd-fb-testdb.fdb] Enter authentication options: Username: [SYSDBA] <user> Password: [masterkey] <password> Multiple copies of Driver.xst found in: /usr/local/lib/perl/5.12.4/aut +o/DBI/ /usr/lib/perl5/auto/DBI/ at Makefile.PL line 190 Using DBI 1.609 (for perl 5.012004 on x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi) i +nstalled in /usr/local/lib/perl/5.12.4/auto/DBI/ Multiple copies of Driver.xst found in: /usr/local/lib/perl/5.12.4/aut +o/DBI/ /usr/lib/perl5/auto/DBI/ at Makefile.PL line 193 Found libfbembed, will build DBD::FirebirdEmbed too. Configuring DBD::FirebirdEmbedded (on linux) FIREBIRD_HOME : /usr/lib/firebird/2.1/bin FIREBIRD_INCLUDE: /usr/include FIREBIRD_LIB : /usr/lib Client library : fbembed Writing Makefile for DBD::FirebirdEmbedded Writing MYMETA.yml and MYMETA.json Writing Makefile for DBD::Firebird Writing MYMETA.yml and MYMETA.json

    My first question was that it wasn't intuitive that the first answer was '/usr/lib/firebird/2.1/bin', however as that is what I use for DBD:InterBase, I used it.

    Secondly, it couldn't find my actual database when specified, so I used the test one defaulted and everything worked.

    Update:I meant to add that make test also failed so I did nto run it on the last occassion and went straight from make to make install. This worked and the resulting code also seems to work, although I guess there will be some glitches if I use the code that failed.

    Then changing the DSN itself was child's play and everything sprung into life.

    So thanks again.

    Regards

    Steve

      Hello Steve,

      DBD::Firebird is based on DBD::InterBase, the interactive configuration feature was a default in DBD::InterBase and we chose to keep it as an option.

      For "the full path to the Firebird installation" the FIREBIRD_HOME environment variable is checked first, on failure, a sub tries to locate Firebird in some default paths, but "/usr/lib/firebird/2.1" is not among them, that's why you had to enter the correct path. By the way what OS is yours? (if GNU/Linux then what distribution?, because other search paths can be easily added).

      Suppose the test that failed is rt72946.t (it's a known bug) or where other test that failed?, unfortunately there is another bug, recently discovered, see https://github.com/mariuz/perl-dbd-firebird/.

      Regards, Stefan

        Hi Stefan,

        My operating system is Kubuntu and I experienced the same issue on 11.10 and 12.04 LTS.

        Regards

        Steve

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