[freetds] freetds on windows

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Wed Jun 11 17:18:13 EDT 2003


> From: Luis Arturo Chávez [mailto:e_chavelin at hotmail.com]
> Sent: June 11, 2003 2:43 PM
> 
> Is there a way to use freetds on a windows machine? 

Yes. 

> when I compile DBD::Sybase with freetds support, it 
> doesn't have any problems finding freetds, but when I try the 
> same thing with MSVC, it can't. 

So, is your question, "Why cannot DBD::Sybase, when compiled under VC++, not
find FreeTDS"?  I don't know the answer to that.  What exactly happens?  

> Is it possible at all or am I doing something wrong? 

Of course.  ;-)

> I have searched in the documentation 
> but there is no mention about using it on a windows machine.

Noted.  The build documentation really should include instructions for
Windows, if folks are going to take our claim "any reasonable OS plus a few
unreasonable ones" seriously.  

If someone would post instruction for VMS, VC++, or Cygwin, I would
gratefully add them to UG.  They don't have to be beautiful SGML, just
accurate notes.  I can mock up markup.  Please indicate if you want credit,
and if so what email address to mention.  

Regards, 

--jkl


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