When I try to run localhost/cgi-bin/connectionHandles.cgi in Firefox I get error:
"The program can't start because libmysql.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
---I tried reinstalling XAMPP and adding the both perl/bin and mysql/bin in the system variables.
After copying libmysql.dll from mysql/lib and pasting it to mysql/bin I get the same error.
Then I renamed libmysql.dll in mysql/bin to libmysql_.dll and I get:
"The procedure entry point mysql_get_parameters could not be located in the dynamic link library libmysql_.dll"
--so the problem changed... which means it recognized the libmysql_.dll file
If I repeat the above with libmysqld.dll I get the same thing as above.
If I paste libmysqld.dll into perl/bin and change it to libmysqld_.dll I get the same error as the last
--seems this libmysql_ is missing problem has been around for a long time and no one seems to know how to fix it.
I have even downloaded Strawberry Perl and taken the libmysql__.dll to put into my XAMPP but that doesn't work either.
PHP works fine with mysql but Perl doesn't. Anyone have any ideas?