[rt-users] Modifying DBIx::SearchBuilder

Mike Friedman mikef at ack.berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 18 18:18:32 EDT 2007

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On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 at 16:27 (-0400), Kevin Falcone wrote:

> On Apr 17, 2007, at 4:15 PM, Mike Friedman wrote:
>> It looks like I may have to modify DBIx::SearchBuilder, in particular 
>> 'Handle.pm'.  This is in order to access my RT mysql database via SSL.
>> It seems that the only way to get perl DBD::mysql to use SSL may be to 
>> provide a hashref in the connect call, something like this:
>>   DBI->connect($dsn, $user, $pass,
>>      {
>>        mysql_read_default_file => "fully/qualified/path/to/my.cnf"
>>      }
>>      );

> the DBD::mysql manpage lists this syntax also
> $dsn = "DBI:mysql:test;mysql_read_default_file=/home/joe/my.cnf";
> If that works, you may be able to change RT::Handle::BuildDSN in 
> local/lib to do the right thing.


You're right!  In fact, I had noticed this a couple of weeks ago, but then 
forgot about it.

As for fixing RT::Handle::BuildDSN, I don't know how best to generalize it 
to apply to all kinds of database drivers.  But for mysql, I could do 
something like this, I suppose:

First, define a new variable in RT_SiteConfig.pm, e.g.,


Then, use it in RT::Handle::BuildDSN, e.g., perhaps like this:

  ! my $DBDriver = $RT::DatabaseType;

  ! $DBDriver .= ";mysql_read_default_file=$RT::DBClientConfigFile" if
  !    (defined $RT::MySQLClientConfigFile);

    $self->SUPER::BuildDSN(Host => $RT::DatabaseHost,
       Database => $RT::DatabaseName,
       Port => $RT::DatabasePort,
  !    Driver => $DBDriver,
       RequireSSL => $RT::DatabaseRequireSSL,
       DisconnectHandleOnDestroy => 1

It would, I suppose, be best to make the fix more general, not so 
mysql-specific. But I'm not in a position to do this right now.

Meanwhile, I'll see if I have to do this.  I'm waiting on word from my DB 
guy who's investigating the ins and outs of using mysql and SSL.

>> Can I create a modified DBIx::Searchbuilder in my RT 'local/lib', just 
>> as if I were modifying an RT 'lib' module, even though 
>> DBIx::Searchbuilder is installed in 'site_perl' and not in the RT tree?
> RT runs with local/lib first in @INC, so that should work if needed. Of 
> course, it might be better to get a patch submitted and an official 
> release to support what you need.

It's good to know the above will work, for future reference, even though 
I'd rather not modify a non-RT module as part of RT maintenance.



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