Installing DBD::mysql: what a pain!
I wanted to test Bugzilla on Windows 7 using Perl 5.12.0. I first installed ActivePerl 5.12.0. Unfortunately, DBD::mysql is missing from the PPM repository. So I installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 express to use nmake.exe and compile DBD::mysql myself, but it keeps throwing errors:
C:\Users\buclin\Downloads\dbd-mysql>"\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\bin\nmake.exe"
Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 10.00.30319.01
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. Tous droits réservés.
syntax error at -e line 1, near "’755′)"
Missing right curly or square bracket at -e line 1, at end of line
Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.
NMAKE : fatal error U1077: ‘C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe’ : code retour ’0xff’
I then installed Strawberry Perl 5.12.0, which already has DBD::mysql, but now I get the following error when accessing Bugzilla from the web browser:
install_driver(mysql) failed: Can’t load ‘C:/strawberry/perl/vendor/lib/auto/DBD/mysql/mysql.dll’ for module DBD::mysql: load_file: Le module spécifié est introuvable at C:/strawberry/perl/lib/DynaLoader.pm line 200.
at (eval 938) line 3
Compilation failed in require at (eval 938) line 3.
Perhaps a required shared library or dll isn’t installed where expected
at Bugzilla/DB.pm line 1095
I wasted several hours playing with ActivePerl, Strawberry Perl and Visual C++, with no success. Someone, please compile DBD::mysql successfully and put it in the ActivePerl PPM repository! Thanks!