At 11:13 -0500 16/01/2011, Levan, Jerry wrote:

I have an iPad and I have a Postgresql database on my home server.

I have turned on the MacOS(client) VPN on the mac mini that I use
as my home server and can access my home network in a secure fashion...

It turns out that once upon a time I wrote a perl cgi that allowed
me  to access postgresql and display the results of selections in
a html table.

It appears that I need to install DBI and DBD for Postgresql.

Unfortunately I have pretty much forgotten most of my Perl
( Sh*t happens when you get into your seventies...)

Could some kind soul give me a quick guide on how to install
the necessary modules to enable the cgi?

Presuming you have the developer tools installed then use CPAN. I've recently installed DBI and DBD::SQLite on my Mac Mini without any complaints. I see that I am excluded from getting DBD:Pg because I can't answer a simple question:

    Configuring DBD::Pg 2.17.2
    Path to pg_config?   You tell me!
    Use of uninitialized value $ENV{"POSTGRES_HOME"} ...

But no doubt as a user of Pg and 4 years my senior you will be able to answer it.

21:41:50 User:jd   Cwd: /usr/lib
➔ sudo cpan
Terminal does not support AddHistory.

cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v1.9402)
Enter 'h' for help.

cpan[1]> install DBI DBD::Pg
CPAN: Storable loaded ok (v2.18)


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