The perl5 Database Interface. Required for DBD::* modules Maintained by:perl@FreeBSD.org Port Added: unknown Also Listed In:perl5 License: ART10 GPLv1
The DBI interface allows perl programs to use DBD (Database Definition)
drivers with a common set of routines. A program can then (theoretically)
change from using mSQL to Oracle (for example) without changing the entire
This DBI interface is not yet fully specified. The current development
work is focused on writing drivers, such as DBD::Oracle, which also
implement emulations of old perl4 database interfaces, e.g., oraperl.
This strategy enables the DBI and drivers to serve a useful purpose
whilst allowing the real interface to evolve with experience behind the
Lots and lots of cleanups. Teach p5-* in general about PKGNAMEPREFIX. Add
some missing/wrong dependencies. Show how to respect CC/CFLAGS. Many
miscellaneous modifications. I used more excessive hacks to force p5-Jcode
and p5-WWW-Search to respect CC/CFLAGS.