[freetds] RPM version different?

Pete Prodoehl pete.prodoehl at cygnusinteractive.com
Tue May 11 13:29:36 EDT 2004

Lowden, James K wrote:
> Probably you don't need a SYBASE variable.  FreeTDS doesn't use it except to find the 'interfaces' file (which you'd know if you needed).  Some applications use a SYBASE variable to locate the shared libraries.  sqsh uses it at build time iirc.  
> The right value for SYBASE (if it's needed) is FreeTDS's installation prefix.  That is, if tsql is in /usr/local/bin, and sybdb.h is in /usr/local/include, then FreeTDS's installation prefix was /usr/local, and you should "export SYBASE=/usr/local".  
> I'll have to review the docs on this score.  There shouldn't be any references to "/usr/local/freetds" anymore.  FreeTDS's default prefix was changed to /usr/local back with 0.60 as I recall.  
> --jkl

I'm a bit of a FreeTDS newbie. I'm using Perl and the DBD::Sybase 
module, and I had read in somewhere that I should put:

       $ENV{SYBASE} = "/usr/local/freetds";

near the top of the script. Is this not needed then?

I commenting it out and running my code it seems to work fine, so I'm 
inclined to delete if it is not needed.

Are there cases where this would be needed?


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