[freetds] [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect

jun_chen at bankone.com jun_chen at bankone.com
Wed May 19 11:09:22 EDT 2004


I were trying to setup unixODBC and freetds in Redhat Advanced Server 2.1 
to access Sybase and MS SQL Server.
The freetds version is 0.62.3 and unixODBC's is 2.2.8.

I used the following to configure freetds:
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/freetds --disable-threadsafe 
--with-tdsver=7.0 --with-unixodbc=/usr/local/unixODBC

After I configured freetds.conf,  I can use Perl DBI and Perl DBD::Sybase 
to access a Sybase database and
MS SQL Server. I can also use tsql (tsql -S views -U <username> -P 
<password> to access those databases without any issue.

I configured odbcinst.ini and odbc.ini by using odbcinst. Here are the 
file odbcinst.ini:

Description             = DB2 Driver
Driver          = /usr/IBMdb2/V7.1/lib/libdb2.so
FileUsage               = 1

Description             = v0.62
Driver          = /usr/local/freetds/lib/libtdsodbc.so
FileUsage               = 1

Here is odbc.ini:

Description             = Tivoli Production Inventory DB2
Driver          = DB2

Description             = CSIRT MS SQL Server
Driver          = TDS

Description             = Peregrine MS SQL Server
Driver          = TDS

Driver          = TDS
Description             = SAN Point Sybase DB
Trace           = No
Servername              =
Database                = visdb
Trace           = Yes
TraceFile       = visdb.log
UID             = DBA

When I run the command isql -v peregrine <username> <password> or isql -v 
views <username> <password>, 
I always got the following error
[S1000][unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Unable to connect to data source
[ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect

I tried to compile freetds with --with-tdsver=4.2 and 8.0 and all got the 
same error. I also tried to export TDSVER=8 and
export TDSDUMPCONFIG=/var/log/dump.txt. Nothing showed up in the dump 

Any ideas? Thank a lot for your help.


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