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

Michael Peppler mpeppler at peppler.org
Sun May 30 01:39:58 EDT 2004

On Sun, 2004-05-30 at 03:05, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> >> I'll see if I can come up with a patch to have 
> >> DBD-Sybase's Makefile.PL check both /usr/include/ and 
> >> /usr/include/freetds/ in the future.
> OK here are a few lines. I used the latest DBD::Sybase off CPAN, version 
> 1.02. The patch does three things:


> --If no SYBASE is set, sets it to '/usr'. I think this is the right 
> thing to do since setting SYBASE is the most confusing to admins with 
> vendor-supplied freetds libs in /usr/lib, and because anyone rolling 
> their own freetds should already have SYBASE set.

Sorry - but that's not the right thing to do - again because
DBD::Sybase's primary function is to work with Sybase OpenClient
installations. In that case if SYBASE isn't set you should look for the
root of the "sybase" user's home directory.

Still I guess that some wider search for the installation dirs is

> --Separates the SYBASE/lib check from the include check
> --Checks SYBASE/include SYBASE/include/freetds for headers

Always remember that for Sybase 12.0 and later we really need to check

Anyway - I'll look at the patch and see how/what I'll use.


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