Thank you very much.
I didn't even know I could to an 'aptitude show...'.

Wow, the things I learn...

On 6/14/2006, "Anton 'tony' Bangratz" <tony / twincode.net> wrote:

>Tom Allison 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
>> will.
>> 
>> 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
>clearly:
>
>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
>  libopenssl-ruby1.8 libreadline-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
>
>libdbi-ruby1.8
>libdbd-pg-ruby1.8
>
>> 
>> 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')
>
>alternatively
>
>dbh = DBI.connect('DBI:Pg:database=test;host=hostname',\
>'user','password')
>
>HTH,
>
>t.
>
>-- 
>Anton Bangratz - Key ID 363474D1 - http://tony.twincode.net/
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>modify the problem, not the remedy.
>