Packaging FreeTDS for Debian
oyarzun at wilmington.net
Tue Dec 21 20:12:39 EST 1999
I just put my src rpms at http://staff.wilmington.net/oyarzun/rpms I used a
mandrake 6.1 machine, but the should work fine on RH 6.1. I've used the
freetds support to connect to a MSSQL 7
server to do simple queries. It works fine except for small money give the
dollar amount correct,
but not the cents. I would guess it has something to do with the php code
since it works fine
with sqsh and DBD::Sybase. I've messed around the php code to see if I could
fix it, but have
yet to find a solution.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Francis Smit" <francis at oztel.com>
To: "TDS Development Group" <freetds at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 7:24 PM
Subject: [freetds] Re: Packaging FreeTDS for Debian
> I've tried on and off to get freeTDS to run in PHP
> connecting to a MSSQL Server 7.0 DB, and failed,
> is there a rpm available?
> If not could could some one tell me exact ./configure
> command lines that have worked?, I'm building PHP4.0b3
> as an apache module on Red Hat Linux 6.1.
> Thanks for any help.
> p.s. I did once get it to work going to a sybase db
> across the web, but I need to hook up to a NT server
> with MSSQL server, also am I only supposed to put
> software on the linux box, or is there something I need to
> do on the NT end as well??
> Andreas Tille wrote:
> > Hello,
> > when I announced to build a Debian-Package from FreeTDS-JDBC I was
> > asked to do it with FreeTDS as well. No I'll possibly use it
> > myself and I'm considering to package it.
> > Now I have some questions:
> > 1) What is the purpose of the file
> > /usr/interfaces
> > I tried to check the sources but didn't found a place, where it
> > is really needed.
> > The reason for this is that it conflicts with the Debian policy
> > for placing files. If it is really needed it should go anywhere
> > under /usr/share (because it is a plain ASCII-file and so it
> > is architecture independent). I'd like to suggest to place it
> > in
> > /usr/share/freetds/interfaces
> > and I'd like to know, if this change would require any changes to
> > the source.
> > May be you could think about such kind of location for your
> > distribution or you could make the location configurable at
> > compile time.
> > 2) *How* usable is the ODBC driver. While reading the README file,
> > I wonder if this should/could go into a Debian package. However,
> > ODBC would be the real clue in the FreeTDS package.
> > 3) I was not able to run the samples from the samples dircetory.
> > It would be really helpfull for me if someone could give me a
> > hint, what to fill into the connection data. I run FreeTDS-JDBC
> > successfully and perhaps somebody could tell me what I have to
> > write in the configuration section of the three examples, if
> > I could successfully access my database with the following
> > JDBC-connection:
> > Class.forName("com.internetcds.jdbc.tds.Driver");
> > Class.forName("com.internetcds.jdbc.tds.SybaseDriver");
> > String url = "jdbc:freetds://sql03/db";
> > String user = "TestUser" ;
> > String password = "password";
> > Connection cx = DriverManager.getConnection(url, user,
> > I have certain problems with the items I have to fill in the
> > C files.
> > Kind regards
> > Andreas.
> Grisly . oo
> Francis Smit
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