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Documentation for the Perl 5 Database-Dependent (DBD) driver for MySQL can be found on the CPAN

The DBD driver can be retrieved from many sources including:

  • MySQL AB
  • The CPAN
  • Debian
    $ sudo apt-get install libdbd-mysql-perl
  • On Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and CentOS
    sudo yum -y install perl-DBD-MySQL
  • Using CPAN
    perl -MCPAN -e 'install DBD::mysql'

A pure-Perl driver that does not require compilation is available as DBD::mysqlPP

Utility Modules

  • Net::MySQL is a pure-Perl client-side implementation of the MySQL client-server protocol
  • DBIx::MyServer is a pure-Perl server-side implementation of the MySQL protocol
  • DBIx::MyParse is a module for parsing (My)SQL statements
  • DBIx::MyParsePP is a Pure-perl module for parsing (My)SQL statements
  • Crypt::MySQL emulates the MySQL PASSWORD() function

Database Abstraction Layers


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