Setup on Linux with Perl
Lowden, James K
LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Thu Jun 7 12:50:15 EDT 2001
From: Ryan Ashley [mailto:rashley at delosps.com]
Sent: June 7, 2001 11:32 AM
>In the user guide reference is made to linking FreeTDS to a "program" for
>connection. What kind of program do they mean and how do I "link" them?
>Is this a reference to something like SAMBA? Or perhaps do I need
>something running on the NT box? What am I missing, here?
You're not missing anything. Sorry to mislead you. That's just trying to
say you can't type "FreeTDS" in at your favorite shell prompt and get
anything to happen. FreeTDS is a library and as such doesn't do much by
itself. In your case the "program" is perl, which is (dynamically, I think)
linked to FreeTDS to connect you to your database. Perl is doing the work
of accepting input from the "outside world" (you, a file, a web page form,
whatever), and uses FreeTDS to get the database stuff done. That's all.
The perils of English....
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