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Answer: How do you install DBI under win32?

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Q&A > database programming > How do you install DBI under win32? contributed by tachyon

For Win32 the Perl Package Manager that is automatically installed with Active State Perl makes life easy.

Check out the documentation probably at C:\PERL\HTML\INDEX.HTM on your system and select PPM. To use PPM first connect to the internet. Get a DOS window. Type PPM at the C:\> prompt. Type 'help' (no quotes) to see a menu of options. Type 'search' to see the entire list of available modules. Type 'search DB' to see a list of modules that start with 'DB' like DBI, DBD::CSV (A useful driver that lets you use CSV text files as a virtual database). To install anything just type 'install DBI'.

The only disadvantages are that some of the packages at Active State available via PPM are not as up to date as on CPAN and that all the modules on CPAN are not available via PPM.

If you use a proxy to connect to the internet this needs to be configured. See the docs.

cheers

tachyon

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