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 
will.

I don't know if this is a Debian problem or what.  So I'm putting it 
aside for now.

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.