2.13 Perl Installation Notes
DBI module provides a generic interface for database access. You can write a
DBI script that works with many different database engines without change. To use
DBI, you must install the
DBI module, as well as a DataBase Driver (DBD) module for each type of database server you want to access. For MySQL, this driver is the
Perl support is not included with MySQL distributions. You can obtain the necessary modules from http://search.cpan.org for Unix, or by using the ActiveState ppm program on Windows. The following sections describe how to do this.
DBD interface requires Perl 5.6.0, and 5.6.1 or later is preferred. DBI does not work if you have an older version of Perl. You should use
DBD::mysql 4.009 or higher. Although earlier versions are available, they do not support the full functionality of MySQL 5.7.