[TYPO3] cannot find 'adodb' in TER

Michael Scharkow michael at underused.org
Sat Feb 18 17:02:51 CET 2006

Bing Du wrote:

> Thanks for the response.  I picked adodb because I saw some user 
> comments say that DBAL was not very mature or something similar in that 
> nature and suggest try adodb.  Right now, I don't need to change the 
> core database to something other than MySQL.  I just want to test if 
> it's possible to pull data from different databases within typo3 without 
> installing any additional software (e.g. ODBTP, freeTDS, etc.) on the 
> operating system.

Just for clarity: DBAL is fairly mature, and it uses adodb. Both are 
system extensions now, so they ship with 4.0.

However, if you try to install dbal, you need adodb installed, which is 
shy, so you have do display shy extension, install adodb and then dbal.

I find this a little confusing for newbies, going to ask Karsten whether 
it would be better to make dbal and adodb non-shy, or both shy.


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