Uh, because the Perl installation requires them?
The way that Perl organizes the libraries is designed as a "search path" - run this command from the shell:
perl -e 'print "@INC\n";'
and you will get a list of directories that show the order of searching for modules, libraries and...
(This is NOT my information - it comes from the MacOSX Perl mailing list from a man named Gary Blackburn)
1) Make sure you decompress the tar file with gzip and tar... do NOT
decompress from Mac OS 9.x or from a Classic program such as Stuffit.
2) Make sure you
setenv LC_ALL C...
The instructions are in a new and better place:
Also, CPAN does NOT require the compression libs, although it would like them. In place, it uses gunzip to uncompress programs.
You skipped this step:
Instructions for Perl DBD::mysql Installation
1. Fix mySQL installation
ar d libmysqlclient.a strto.o
This step removes the redundant definition of _strtol
Thanks from me for building and packaging the mySQL software.
I have summarized instructions for the Perl DBD::mysql package on my web site: http://invictus.usask.ca/macosx.
Giving back to the community