=head1 DBD::MariaDB - database driver for Perl =begin html <p> <a href="https://github.com/perl5-dbi/DBD-MariaDB/actions/workflows/ci.yaml"> <img src="https://github.com/perl5-dbi/DBD-MariaDB/actions/workflows/ci.yaml/badge.svg?branch=master" alt="Github Actions CI Build Status"></a> <a href="https://ci.appveyor.com/project/perl5-dbi/dbd-mariadb/branch/master"> <img src="https://ci.appveyor.com/api/projects/status/github/perl5-dbi/dbd-mariadb?branch=master&svg=true" alt="AppVeyor Build Status"></a> <a href="https://cirrus-ci.com/github/perl5-dbi/DBD-MariaDB/master"> <img src="https://api.cirrus-ci.com/github/perl5-dbi/DBD-MariaDB.svg?branch=master&task=freebsd" alt="Cirrus CI FreeBSD Build Status"></a> </p> =end html This is the Perl L<DBI> driver for access to MariaDB and MySQL databases. The goal of our effort was to fix MariaDB compatibility, Perl Unicode support and security related bugs. This Perl DBI driver is a fork of the L<DBD::mysql> driver and was created because said issues in the original DBD::mysql have not been addressed for more than a year. =head2 Usage Usage of this Perl DBI driver is described in L<DBD::MariaDB>. =head2 Installation Installation is described in L<DBD::MariaDB::INSTALL>. =head2 Support This module comes with no warranty and is distributed as is. To participate in a general discussion about Perl DBI with other DBI users, subscribe to the mailing list by sending an email to L<C<firstname.lastname@example.org>|mailto:email@example.com>. Mailing list archives are available at the L<Perl DBI Users' Forum|https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/perl.dbi.users>. =head2 License This module is released under the same license as Perl itself. See L<Perl Licensing|https://dev.perl.org/licenses/> for details. =head2 Contributing Contributions are welcome.