Tom A. wrote:
First, I installed DBD/DBI for my Debian box and I’m not finding
anything that looks like ri docs. I haven’t any idea what to do about
this and am hoping that maybe it will just go away for now. I doubt it
I don’t know if this is a Debian problem or what. So I’m putting it
aside for now.
It is a Debian annoyance, the output of ‘aptitude show ruby1.8’ states
On Debian, Ruby 1.8 is provided as separate packages. You can get
full Ruby 1.8 distribution by installing following packages.
ruby1.8 ruby1.8-dev ri1.8 rdoc1.8 irb1.8 ruby1.8-elisp
ruby1.8-examples libdbm-ruby1.8 libgdbm-ruby1.8 libtcltk-ruby1.8
This information can be found on various sites, and even with
searching the mailing list archives for ‘debian’ and ‘ruby’.
Other packages you might want to install are
What I would like to know is how to connect to a postgres database
that’s located on a TCP/IP connection (on another machine). So far, the
docs I can find are a little vague on this department or are all about
MySQL which doesn’t really help.
It’s only about replacing ‘MySQL’ with ‘Pg’:
dbh = DBI.connect(‘DBI:Pg:test:hostname’, ‘user’, ‘password’)
dbh = DBI.connect(‘DBI:Pg:database=test;host=hostname’,