[freetds] test

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Thu May 6 11:27:27 EDT 2004

> From: Pete Prodoehl [mailto:pete.prodoehl at cygnusinteractive.com]
> Sent: May 6, 2004 11:01 AM
> Seriously, I just got FreeTDS installed on Mac OS X and got the Perl 
> DBD::Sybase module working to connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 
> which is a good thing.
> The mailing list archive was invaluable, and I could not have 
> done the install without it.

Welcome, Pete.  

I always smile when I read messages like yours.  Take an unlikely amalgam of stuff -- "Well, it *should* work" -- read the docs, check the archives, and voila! Perl on a Mac talking to a Microsoft server.  We're talking at least four "vendors" here.  Wanna take any bets how well it would have worked if it were all proprietary?  

> I'll write up my notes and send to the list if anyone is interested. 
> (Though it's probably a dupe of the information already here...)

UG contributions welcome in any form.  I don't use a Mac, so I basically parrot what I read here about what needs doing.  



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