Perl - DBI table_info change?

David Bandel david.bandel
Sun Mar 4 10:37:36 PST 2007

On 3/4/07, Bill Campbell <linux-sxs at> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 04, 2007, Kurt Wall wrote:
> >On Sunday 04 March 2007 03:17, altendew wrote:
> >> I was running my nightly mysqlhotcopy backup, when it gave me an error.
> >
> ...
> >Is it possible that DBI or mysqlhotcopy changed during the last
> >system update and you didn't realize it?
> That's always a possibility.  One of my major gripes with many
> open source projects is that they don't seem to care about
> backwards compatibility and breaking running applications.

This is not limited to open source.  Every time M$ releases a new
version of Office, the poor slobs with the old version can't read
documents created in the new one.  This is a deliberate ploy to force
as many folks as possible to shell out for the new Office.  At least
with Open Source it doesn't mean money out of your pocket at the
developers whim.


David A. Bandel
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