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Re^4: Getting DBD-mysql to work with Mac OS X Lion

by luis.roca (Deacon)
on Jan 13, 2012 at 18:20 UTC ( #947791=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Getting DBD-mysql to work with Mac OS X Lion
in thread Getting DBD-mysql to work with Mac OS X Lion

“ You don't need to re-install perl, the built-in one works just fine ... ”

No one suggested re-installing Perl but to create a second install for development purposes :-) Working with the system Perl can be fine until it isn't and then it's a huge headache (e.g., Installing modules and plugins to included modules in the same location). This became more true with Snow Leopard and has been documented, among other places, here: How Do You Use Manage Perl Modules When Using A Package Manager, here: Perl Strategy For A New Snow Leopard User and here: Perl Script Problems

* Some of these problems were due to Snow Leopard's 32-bit/64-bit issues which should no longer exist in Lion

Same Day, 13.Jan.2012 :: 2:10 PM :: Added other links discussing maintaining separate Perl builds on Mac OSX and note on 32-bit/64-bit (Snow Leopard).

"...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote

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