Packaging FreeTDS for Debian

Michael Peppler mpeppler at
Tue Dec 21 11:54:01 EST 1999

Brian Bruns writes:
 > The interfaces file stores the IP address and port of the dataserver.  It 
 > is referenced in src/tds/util.c if you are interested.
 > In order to maintain compatibility with Sybase's OpenClient the SYBASE 
 > environment variable is used as a location to look for the interfaces 
 > file.
 > I posted a message a few days ago about the search order that is used, but 
 > in brief it is: 1) specified in the application 2) $HOME/.interfaces 3) 
 > $SYBASE/interfaces

Note that in the normal Sybase OpenClient $SYBASE is also used to find 
the locale information files used for Client Library. I guess that
freetds doesn't yet support locales in this way though.

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