--- How to install FREETDS
gregchak at mac.com
Thu Oct 18 09:15:04 EDT 2001
I'm using FreeTDS on my OS X 10.1 machine right now. I'm using it with
Tomcat 3.2.2 JSP web server. All I had to do was download the
freetds_snapshot.jar file and put it in my $jsp/lib folder for Tomcat to
recognize it. I didn't have to build my own. My only problem is the return
character limit on Text fields. I just haven't had time enough to mess with
it to fix it. Everyone says its pretty easy to change. Hope this helps.
From: bounce-freetds-136070 at franklin.oit.unc.edu
[mailto:bounce-freetds-136070 at franklin.oit.unc.edu]On Behalf Of Norman
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 3:29 AM
To: TDS Development Group
Subject: [freetds] Re: --- How to install FREETDS
On Thursday, October 18, 2001, at 12:43 AM, James Cameron wrote:
>> Where the heck the user guide was as neither the README nor INSTALL
>> you where it is, and only a fairly thorough read through the FAQS will
>> tell you where it is.
> No, it is also a news item on the main page of http://freetds.org/ ...
> the second item. Easy to miss; maybe we need a 'Documentation' icon
> down the left hand side of the page. Maybe we also need a link to it
> from the 'Download' page as you said. (I'm not sure who has
> responsibility for the web site yet, I'm still learning.)
News ? .... not sure why I would look there
Come to think of it I didn't because it didn't make sense
>> MAC OS X
> I'm afraid I cannot help with that platform. Perhaps it is represented
> on the SourceForge compile farm. If so, maybe I could do a build and
> document it.
They just added them
>> Servers are on a variety of DEC Alpha's, [...]
> Although I can help with them. ;-)
4100's 8200's ... and I think we've got ES 40's
>> Personally, I think the best way to package this is to look at it from
>> the end consumers point of view.
> FreeTDS is a software integration product for use by software
> engineers. It is packaged in binary for Red Hat Linux and Debian
> GNU/Linux systems, among others, and so can be transparently loaded onto
> the end consumers system in order to satisfy library dependencies. So
> far, I'm happy with the packaging, though I can see it can be improved.
But, being the "integrator" I still don't need or want to have to
I guess I'd like to see it as simple as Sybase or Oracle's installs
which are binary only (for other reasons) but that when installed are
ready to roll (except maybe seting LD_LIBRARY_PATH or some other
> I suspect your main issue is the rare platform (for which we have not
> made binary packages), and the other issue is the learning curve. ;-)
But, the beginning of this thread was actually someone else who also was
looking for clearer installation / setup instructions.
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