[freetds] Unable to run the ' make' process for freeTDS.

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Fri Jul 16 11:13:29 EDT 2004

> From: takdir.meshram at wipro.com
> Sent: July 16, 2004 7:54 AM
>  I tried the following code which you had given me but its give me
> error, hence which makes me conclude that there are no GNU diff and
> patch installed.The only option I have to is to manually  edit the
> makefiles. Can you please let me know which are the lines I 
> have to edit in the make file?

In each of these files:


look for a line with "-export-symbols-regex" on it.  That is what causes the symbols to be removed.    Delete "-export-symbols-regex" and anything after it (to end-of-line).  Leave the beginning of the line in place.  

$ make clean; make; make install  

> As this code is free but  still is there any licence issue 
> which I have to take care of?

That depends on your situation.  If you are redistributing FreeTDS, there are terms in the LGPL that apply to you.  If you're just working within your firm or for a client, no.  

If your question applies to these Makefile changes, please don't worry.   First of all, you're helping the project by using FreeTDS in a new environment.  Second, the copyright notice at the top of the Makefiles give you explicit permission to modify them.  

HTH and regards, 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of 
> Lowden, James K
> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 10:40 PM
> To: FreeTDS Development Group
> Subject: RE: [freetds] Unable to run the ' make' process for freeTDS.
> > From: takdir.meshram at wipro.com
> > Sent: July 14, 2004 11:50 AM
> >
> > The environment  is  MP-RAS UNIX SYSTEM V (client) and MS-SQL SERVER
> > VERSION 5.0.(windows 2000)
> >
> > ./configure --prefix=$PREFIX --enable-msdblib=yes
> > --enable-threadsafe=no --with-odbc-nodm=DIR
> >
> >    depmode=gcc /bin/ksh ../../depcomp \
> >         gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../include -I../../include
> >         /bin/ksh ../../libtool --mode=link gcc  -g -O2    -o tsql
> > tsql.o -lcurses  ../tds/libtds.la
> > gcc -g -O2 -o .libs/tsql tsql.o  -lcurses ../tds/.libs/libtds.so
> > -Wl,--rpath -Wl,/home/devl/dpsdx58/unix2sql/freetds-0.62.4/lib
> > /usr/local/i586-ncr-sysv4.3.03/bin/ld: warning: /usr/lib/libc.so.1,
> > needed by ../tds/.libs/libtds.so, not found (try using --rpath)
> > ../tds/.libs/libtds.so: undefined reference to `connect'
> > ../tds/.libs/libtds.so: undefined reference to `gethostbyaddr'
> > ../tds/.libs/libtds.so: undefined reference to `socket'
> You may be suffering from restrictions to the list of symbols being
> exported by libtds.  Try something like this:
> $ make clean
> $ for T in src/*/Makefile
>   do
>         sed 's/-export-symbols-regex.*$//' $T \
> 		| diff -u $T - \
> 		| patch
>   done
> $ make; make install
> The "sed" command will remove the restriction, causing libtds 
> to export
> the names of the libc (and other) functions it uses.  I'm assuming you
> have GNU diff and patch.  If not, you'll need to edit the Makefiles
> manually. 
> [I would like to see this symbol list optimization removed, or applied
> only to systems whose linker is known (by autoconf) to support it.  I
> still don't understand why we're bothering with 
> export-symbols-regex.] 

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