[freetds] PHP+MSSQL compile on AIX 5.1

Rafi Sheikh Rafi.Sheikh at Ingenix.com
Wed Jun 23 12:29:51 EDT 2004

Hi thank you for taking the time.  I did browse through the userguide.  What
I was confused about is the Sybase.  I thought I saw somewhere in the mail
archive that with 4.3 of PHP one can use with --mssql for it to work.

I admit I am so new that I have my pics in the dictionary agianst the word

Should I compile PHP also with --tsql also?  So far since MySQL support is
built in with PHP I did not have to deal with it.  That is why the idiotic
questions.  Now I do have the need to go to MSSQL & Oracle data bases via
PHP, and I am thinking that I am in for a lot of pain!

DO I NEED the unix odbc?

THX to nth degree!


-----Original Message-----
From: Lowden, James K [mailto:LowdenJK at bernstein.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:19 AM
To: FreeTDS Development Group
Subject: RE: [freetds] PHP+MSSQL compile on AIX 5.1

> From: Rafi Sheikh
> Sent: June 23, 2004 11:38 AM
> Can someone point me to a step by step article or
> knowledge base item to install/compile freetds with which 
> options to use, on
> a IBM F40 AIX 5.1 machine.  


There shouldn't be anything special about AIX, unless you have ancient build
tools.  It's guaranteed to work with GNU, or your money back.  

> For a newbie, it gets very 
> confusing when I looked through the archives.

I know what you mean.  

> I need to connect to MSSQL using PHP 4.3.4
> Currently has PHP 4.3.4, APACHE 1.3.29

We have brief PHP instructions in the User Guide.  Make sure your basic
connectivity is working -- with tsql, or isql if you're using ODBC -- before
you add FreeTDS to PHP.  See also the advice at



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