[freetds] RPM version different?

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Tue May 11 14:39:08 EDT 2004

> From: freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Pete Prodoehl
> Sent: May 11, 2004 1:30 PM
> 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:
>    BEGIN
>    {
>        $ENV{SYBASE} = "/usr/local/freetds";
>    }
> near the top of the script. Is this not needed then?

It's not needed by FreeTDS if you're using freetds.conf to describe your servers.  

Real live ct-lib from Sybase uses the SYBASE variable to locate its interfaces file.  FreeTDS's equivalent, freetds.conf, has its location established at build time.  

Cf. "perldoc DBD::Sybase" for more information.  DBI does not use $SYBASE, and I'm pretty sure DBD::SYBASE doesn't, either.  


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