Subject Re: [ib-support] Installing Perl DBD on a client machine
Author Helen Borrie
At 06:52 AM 28-08-01 -0700, you wrote:
>Thanks for replying!
>I am very new to the interbase database.
>In the past I have installed mysql and Oracle.
>Then installed the DBI and the DBD.
>In this case, I have the DB on a windows machine and I am trying to install the DBI/DBD on a
>freebsd machine. When I try installing it, it asks me to install Interbase first, which makes me
>wonder if it needs it for the commands or to actually connect to this specific database.

Do you have the InterBase client installed on the client machine?

>Also, would you recommend installing the DBI/DBD (and Interbase) on a Red Hat machine? It seems as
>if there is more support fot that platform for now..

I don't know anything about the DBI but I suggest you contact the author (see the Tools | Drivers page on the interbase2000 site, Edwin Pratomo). I have the latest Firebird happily installed on my Linux box but I access it from Delphi applications, not DBI at the moment.

You might like to look at IBPerl, if you haven't tried it yet. It's on the Tools | Programming Interfaces page.


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