[freetds] FreeTDS & PEAR's db.php library

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Wed Apr 9 10:50:57 EDT 2003


> From: Shawn Greene [mailto:sgreene at azorus.com]
> Sent: April 9, 2003 10:22 AM
> 
> I have been using FreeTDS 0.60 to connect to the MSSQL 
> database here for a
> long time, and it works great.  I have mod_php4 (v 4.3.2) 
> installed with
> SybaseDB support and this setup works great when using the 
> mssql_* commands to access the database.
...
> #2 how does FreeTDS allow php to use the mssql commands when
> /usr/local/lib/php/mssql.so is not there for it to utilize?

I don't understand what you mean by "mssql commands", Shawn, or, if I do,
then FreeTDS isn't "allowing" anything, really. It's up to the runtime
linker to find the appropriate library and resolve the call.  

> #3 (part of #2) is it using sybase?

More nouns, please.  

I'm not familiar with PEAR, but if it relies on DBD::Sybase then I don't see
why it can't be made to work.  There are some things DBD::Sybase supports
that FreeTDS hasn't implemented (yet), but that doesn't sound like what
you've bumped into.  

--jkl



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