AIX endian problems

Geoff Winkless geoff at
Tue Jul 11 06:19:19 EDT 2000

"Mark Schaal" <mark at> writes:
> > I've compiled the tds library on AIX 4.3.2.  This is big endian
> >
> > Autoconf defines both HW_BIG_ENDIAN and WORDS_BIGENDIAN.
> >
> > While the tds unittests all report success, the "sample" tdstest.c
> > program fails.  The dumps all include the following message:
> >
> >   The token datastream length was not correct.  This is an internal
> >   protocol error.
> [...]
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Tom
> If you pass the unittests you should be okay.  There are some
> endian issues with TDS7.0 on big endian hardware for certain
> data types, but I believe that should be the only problem case.
> Oddly, I couldn't find your error message anywhere in the freeTDS
> files.

Hmm. The last time I had that symptom (error messages that aren't in the
code) I ended up realising that I was running the wrong libraries.

Check that you're linking to freetds, not (eg) Sybase's libs.


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