[freetds] Test.pl failed
Lowden, James K
LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Tue Jul 5 18:37:45 EDT 2005
> From: Chen, Meeilei
> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 3:29 PM
> We installed freeTDS 0.63 on an HP-UX 11.0 machine. We have Sybase
> 12.5 on the HP box and MSSQL on a 2000 server. I can use tsql to
> connect to both Sybase and MSSQL but when I tried to use test.pl
> to connect to SQL I got the following message.
> ****** The context
> allocation routine failed when it tried to load localization files!!
> One or more following problems may caused the failure
> Your sybase home directory is /usr/local/freetds. Check the
> environment variable SYBASE if it is not the one you want! Cannot
> access file /usr/local/freetds/config/objectid.dat ********
That's not a FreeTDS message. If you're using sample/test.pl, you're
using Perl, and you need to relink Perl to the FreeTDS libraries (libct)
instead of Sybase's.
> I have exported SYBASE environmental variables to = /usr/local/freetds
> according to the freetds user's guide.
Does the UG still say that? Unless you did 'configure --prefix
/usr/local/freetds' when you built FreeTDS, that wouldn't be the right
value for the SYBASE environment variable. The default location is
The SYBASE variable is used when building DBD::Sybase to find the
include files and libraries. It's not used by FreeTDS at all, and afaik
it's not needed by DBD::Sybase at run time.
> 1. where should do I set my SYBASE home directory to? My original
> Sybase installation directory? Or the /usr/local/freetds
Point it to the FreeTDS prefix, and rebuild and reinstall DBD::Sybase.
> 2. any
> other ENV I need to set up besides SYBASE (ex. SHLIB_PATH? SYBASE_ASE?
No, those are all Sybase things. FreeTDS's environment variables are as
outlined in the User Guide. No other magic. ;-)
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