[freetds] Installing on MacOSX (Panther) woes....

Daniel Fazekas fdsubs at axelero.hu
Thu Jun 24 20:08:27 EDT 2004

On Jun 25, 2004, at 0:12, Lowden, James K wrote:

>> I know there's one report in the recent archives of success
>> building 0.62.3 on OS X, so there may be subtleties involved.
>>  I'm happy to make any needed changes to the distribution,
> Strike that: I meant to say "there's one report in the recent archives 
> of success building 0.62.4 and/or current CVS on OS X, no patches 
> required".

It may have been me, as I do remember trying the first libtool-updated 
versions and having success with all except the odbc driver.

The current nightly does not build easily any more, although it only 
fails near the end:

gcc -dynamiclib -flat_namespace -undefined suppress -o 
.libs/libtds.3.0.dylib  -all_load  ./.libs/libtds_objects.a 
../replacements/.libs/libreplacements.a /usr/lib/libgcc.a  
/usr/lib/libiconv.dylib -install_name  /usr/local/lib/libtds.3.dylib 
-compatibility_version 4 -current_version 4.0
ld: multiple definitions of symbol ___muldi3
/usr/lib/libgcc.a(_muldi3.o) private external definition of ___muldi3 
in section (__TEXT,__text)
/usr/lib/gcc/darwin/3.3/libgcc.a(_muldi3.o) private external definition 
of ___muldi3 in section (__TEXT,__text)

and this repeated for hundreds of definitions.

I believe it's something to do with Freddy's recent change of

> - include libgcc.a in shared libraries if someone try to compile with
> gcc but do not use GNU ld. This should fix Solaris problem. It works
> well using HP/UX 11.00.

Here's one request to undo this change for Mac OS X (darwin). :)

0.62.4 fails at building libtdsodbc as I remembered it.

However a simple
./configure --disable-odbc && make && sudo make install

and all is well, FreeTDS is built and installed with nary a warning and 
no errors.

Even FreeTDS's "infectious dependency" on Mac OS X seems to be gone. If 
you built FreeTDS with iconv support, then everything which referenced 
FreeTDS had to be manually linked with -liconv as well in the 0.62.3 
and earlier days, the ones with the ancient libtool. This no longer 
seems to be necessary, which I'm sure will be much appreciated by many.


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