[freetds] tsql Tool in a Debian package?
ogiannhs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 10:49:13 EDT 2006
James K. Lowden <jklowden <at> freetds.org> writes:
> Hi Steve,
> Brian Bruns wrote:
> > tsql with the -H and -p switches is useful for seeing if a server is
> > up and answers without a freetds.conf configuration.
> This technique gets employed frequently, if list traffic is at all
> representative. ISTM FreeTDS gets used most often with ODBC and/or PHP,
> environments that don't call for sqsh. sqsh is definitely overkill for
> straightening out configuration problems.
> tsql's unmediation is good, too: it helps people figure out if the problem
> they're encountering is in FreeTDS or a higher layer.
> I'd think you should consider including freebcp, bsqldb, and defncopy,
> too. These are user tools. Have a quick look at the man pages if you
> haven't been keeping up.
> > We have to walk a fine line between providing a decent tool for
> > debugging configuration problems and accidentally encouraging people
> > to use it in a production setting.
> We should have such problems. If it gets *too* popular, we can always
> stop linking in readline. Or maybe make people type "I accept the risk"
> instead of "go". (cf.
> Maybe there should be a cautionary note in the tsql man page, warning
> people that (for example) tsql won't always exit with an error code when
> it encounters a database problem.
tsql is very helpful for those trying to setup freetds.
I am in a deadend since sqsh doesn't seem to word and I
dont whether it is due to sqsh or to freetds
Furthermore I cannot compile freetds from source, error:
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name...
configure: error: C compiler
cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
Linux 2.6.15-27-686 at Ubuntu dapper
please consider having tsql in freetds package or even on another package
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