[freetds] /usr/include/freetds/ and DBD-Sybase problem

Michael Peppler mpeppler at peppler.org
Fri May 28 01:50:33 EDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 22:02, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> Hi,
> Here's the situation:
> I've installed Dag's latest freetds rpms (freetds-0.62.3-1.1.el3.rpm
> and freetds-devel-0.62.3-1.1.el3.rpm, dated 2004 May 17) on Red Hat 
> Enterprise Linux 3 with no problems, works as expected, etc.
> I then proceeded to build the latest DBD-Sybase 1.02, which failed 
> messily with missing include problems (here's a short excerpt):
> In file included from Sybase.xs:14:
> Sybase.h:16:22: ctpublic.h: No such file or directory
> In file included from Sybase.h:46,
>                   from Sybase.xs:14:
> dbdimp.h:23: syntax error before "CS_SMALLINT"
> dbdimp.h:23: warning: no semicolon at end of struct or union
> dbdimp.h:24: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
> I found that the problem is that the freetds-devel header files are
> installed to /usr/include/freetds/ instead of just /usr/include/


Why can't RH leave things as they are?

BTW - where are the libraries located? Are they still in /usr/lib?

> The headers seems to have been moved to /usr/include/freetds/ relatively 
> recently (another server here with freetds-devel 0.61 has them in 
> /usr/include/). DBD-Sybase expects $SYBASE/lib and $SYBASE/include to 
> work, which seems reasonable, but if the header location was changed on 
> purpose is this something that needs to be updated in DBD-Sybase?

It would have to be changed in DBD::Sybase. Patches welcome - but keep
in mind that the current build system must continue to work as
DBD::Sybase's primary use (with *Sybase* installations and libraries)
uses $SYBASE/$SYBASE_OCS/include and $SYBASE/$SYBASE_OCS/lib to find the
appropriate files.

Michael Peppler                              Data Migrations, Inc.
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