2.13. Perl Installation Notes
Perl support for MySQL is provided by means of the
DBD client interface.
The interface requires Perl 5.6.1 or later. It does not
work if you have an older version of Perl.
If you want to use transactions with Perl DBI, you need to have
DBD::mysql version 1.2216 or newer.
DBD::mysql 2.9003 or newer is recommended.
If you are using the MySQL 4.1 or newer client library, you must
DBD::mysql 2.9003 or newer.
Perl support is not included with MySQL distributions. You can
obtain the necessary modules from
https://search.cpan.org for Unix, or by using the
ActiveState ppm program on Windows. The
following sections describe how to do this.
Perl support for MySQL must be installed if you want to run the
MySQL benchmark scripts. See Section 7.1.4, “The MySQL Benchmark Suite”.