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Id: 127545
Status: new
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Queue: DBI

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: marshall.mills [...]

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Subject: connect() doesnt set errstr when the DB driver is missing
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2018 18:15:19 +0000
To: bug-DBI [...]
From: Marshall Mills <marshall.mills [...]>
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Hey everyone, DBI->connect() doesn't set $DBI::errstr, at least when the DB driver is missing. This cost me some time tracing down what I thought was a firewall issue. But, it just turned out that the mysql driver was missing. Linux 4.1.12-103.7.3.el7uek.x86_64 Perl v5.16.3 Expected output: DBI::VERSION 1.642 DBI::errstr: install_driver(uninstalledDriver) failed: Can't locate DBD/ in @INC Failed to correctly connect to the `example` database. Actual output: DBI::VERSION 1.642 Failed to correctly connect to the `example` database. Thank you for your time, Marshall ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use DBI; print( "DBI::VERSION " . $DBI::VERSION . "\n" ); my $databaseName = 'example'; my $server = ''; my $userName = 'admin'; my $password = 'Example code, please dont judge'; my $dataSource = "DBI:uninstalledDriver:database=$databaseName;host=$server"; my $dbConnection = undef; # # DBI->connect will die on a driver installation failure and will only return undef on a connect failure, # in which case $DBI::errstr will hold the error message. Use eval if you need to catch the "install_driver" error. eval { $dbConnection = DBI->connect( $dataSource, $userName, $password, {RaiseError=>1} ); }; if (defined( $DBI::errstr )) { print( "DBI::errstr: " . $DBI::errstr . "\n" ); } if (!defined( $dbConnection )) { print( "Failed to correctly connect to the `$databaseName` database.\n" ); exit 1; } if (defined( $dbConnection )) { $dbConnection->disconnect() || warn $dbConnection->errstr(); } exit 0;

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