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Re: Connect to MySQL database (on Ubuntu Server) using Perl

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:23 UTC ( #983642=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Connect to MySQL database (on Ubuntu Server) using Perl

Supply a hostname to the connect call (localhost if the database server is on the same machine), so that mysql connects through the network.

Also I think you have to write "dbi:mysql:database=$db".

See DBD::mysql for more information.

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Re^2: Connect to MySQL database (on Ubuntu Server) using Perl
by liverpaul (Novice) on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:38 UTC

    Thanks for the reply. I've changed my code to this:

    #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use DBI; my $username='username'; my $pass='password'; my $db='database_name'; my $host='hostname'; my $dbh = DBI->connect( "dbi:mysql:database=$db:$host", $username, $pa +ss, { 'PrintError' => 1, 'RaiseError' => 1 } );

    I'm still getting an error: Unknown MySQL server host 'hostname' (2) at ...

        I just used hostname for my privacy. I used the real hostname in my script.

        When I was setting up my server (for my first time) I gave it a hostname (that's the name I tried in my script). I haven't done all the dns stuff yet. I've tested the site just using the ip address (I've also tested this as my hostname).

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