During the installation of these two packages I ran into some difficulties due to my lack of handiness with CPAN and Snow Leopard.


Like we can read on package doc

Geo::IP 1.37 requires GeoIP CAPI 1.4.5 or higher

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Download this Uncompress the file and type:

$ ./configure
$ make
$ make check
$ sudo make install


My MySQL installation points to /usr/local/mysql/, while CPAN looking for a lib in another path.

So we can start creating a separate directory for the mysql static client library and coping the libmysqlclent.a library into it

$ mkdir /usr/local/mysql/lib-static
$ cp /usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient.a /usr/local/mysql/lib-static

Remove DBD::mysql modules and clean CPAN’s build directory:

$ sudo rm -fr /Library/Perl/5.10.0/darwin-thread-multi-2level/DBD
$ sudo rm -fr $HOME/.cpan/build/DBD-mysql-4*

Now get the latest DBD::mysql module:

$ sudo cpan
> get DBD::mysql

Modify the Makefile and install it manually:

$ sudo -s
$ cd $HOME/.cpan/build/DBD-mysql-*
$ perl Makefile.PL –libs "-L/usr/local/mysql/lib-static -lmysqlclient"
$ make
$ make check
$ make install


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20 March 2011