I got a MacBook two days ago.
My wife has had one for a year and it looked like a good thing.
I've been doing all this perl stuff on Debian & Solaris for almost a
But I'm not familiar with how it's supposed to be done under Mac, so
I'm rather stuck.
Objective: install postgresql client software and drivers necessary
to access remote postgresql databases. A local database is not
required since sqllite3 is present and should suffice for development
work. My expectation is that I can log in to a remote database using
psql and perls DBI or DBD::Pg modules.
I have installed the following today:
Xcode (gcc & make)
from CPAN. This also included YAML.
and Fink & MacPorts -- but nothing else from these.
I also have found that pgsql is already on the notebook and works
I also found the pg_config file in:
But when I put this in for my path to pg_config I get the following
(YAML?) related error immediately afterwards.:
Checking if your kit is complete...
Note (probably harmless): No library found for -lpq
Using DBI 1.54 (for perl 5.008006 on darwin-thread-multi-2level)
installed in /Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/auto/DBI/
Writing Makefile for DBD::Pg
YAML Warning: Parsing a 1.2 document with a 1.0 parser
at /Library/Perl/5.8.6/YAML/Base.pm line 88
'YAML_PARSE_WARN_BAD_MINOR_VERSION', 1.2) called at /Library/Perl/
5.8.6/YAML/Loader.pm line 95
at /Library/Perl/5.8.6/YAML/Loader.pm line 22
And it spews a few dozen more lines that I truncated.
I'm not sure what I need to do at this point. There isn't anything
here that says the problem is the postgresql libraries or anything
like that. Rather a YAML issue.
The funny thing is the claim that the Parser is a 1.0 parser when *I*
think it's the most up to date available (which is version 0.67) so
I'm not in the right point of reference on the version.
I'm really hoping I can get this working soon.
It's kind of killing my progress and whole point of getting a MacBook.