Panther + Perl = Perplexed

I upgraded to Panther last weekend, and all went well, almost. The new Mac operating system changed to a version of Perl that was no longer on speaking terms with the MySQL database that powers this weblog. After several very late nights spent searching various forums and googling for a solution, I finally found one that actually worked. All I had to do was a little commando-style command line work. Anyway, it obviously worked if you can read this. So all is again well with the world! If you’ve come here looking for a solution, good luck. Meanwhile, try this.