Packaging FreeTDS for Debian

Brian Bruns camber at
Tue Dec 21 13:03:00 EST 1999

Well FreeTDS doesn't support locales at all yet.  I'm not really sure what
it entails to add local support. I'd really like to use gettext and such
if I can do it in a way that is API compatible with dblib/ctlib.

Maybe someone with more experience with locales can speak to this.


On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, Michael Peppler wrote:

> 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.
> Michael
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