[freetds] desperate for help

Frediano Ziglio freddyz77 at tin.it
Thu May 15 14:59:46 EDT 2003


Il gio, 2003-05-15 alle 20:14, H M Kunzmann ha scritto:
> Hi 
> 
> I've been trying all week (and last week...) to get freetds
> connectivity to mssql from redhat linux 9.0, but have failed
> miserably.
> 
> Freetds itself is easy to compile and get working, and I get
> successful connects from # isql -S <hostname> -U <username>
> 
> Compiling php 4.2.2 to work with Apache2, MySQL 4.01 and freetds
> has caused me endless hassles and I've given up. Either I get
> sybase compile errors (--with-sybase=<dir_to_freetds>, or I get
> mysql errors or apache errors. Although I hacked my way through
> many of these, I still haven't come right.
> 
> I then found an article @ linux journal on how to do this with unixODBC.
> I've followed the instructions, compiling freetds with 
> --with-tdsver=7.0 --with-unixodbc, tested it with tsql (success)
> 
> When I got to setting up the unixODBC stuff, I followed the instructions
> and added the tds driver and then a DSN for mssql.
> 
> I get the following error when running 
> #  isql -v <dsn_name> <username> <password>
> 
> [unixODBC]Client unable to establish connection
> [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect
> 
> I am using freetds 0.61, trying to connect to mssql 8.00 (is this 2000?)
> 
> PLEASE somebody help me out... I've already asked on the 
> shrike lists and php lists, nobody has helped except to say "I've
> managed to do it..."
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Herbert M Kunzmann
> 

The fastest way to configure odbc is:

1- configure system/user freetds.conf.
2- test it with tsql
3- add a odbc.ini section like this

[myserver]
Servername = tsql_server_name
Driver = /path_to/libtdsodbc.so
Database = any you want

(well, you can omit Database)

4- To connect use 
  isql myserver username password

note: odbc server name is the section name, not the real name !!

Currently port detection (for multiple instance configurations) are not
supported (however if tsql work it's not your problem...)

freddy77





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