[freetds] basic install OK but can't get PHP to work

kenn kenn at printussery.com
Thu Jul 27 14:16:55 EDT 2006

Lowden, James K wrote:
>> From: kenn
>> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:12 AM
>> Then I installed php4-odbc but have not been successful connecting
> ...
>> I get the following error:
>> we are trying to connect Warning: odbc_connect(): SQL error:
>> [unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found, and no default
>> driver specified, SQL state IM002 in SQLConnect in
> /var/www/eve/index.php
>> on line 6 couldn't connect
> PHP is using FreeTDS's ODBC driver and the Driver Manager, unixODBC,
> can't find the server.  It looks like your odbc.ini isn't correct.  If
> so, isql won't work either.  
> In case it matters, you might not need ODBC.  There is a PHP mssql
> extension that works with FreeTDS and does not use ODBC.  (It uses
> db-lib.)

I actually don't seem to have an odbc.ini ... I somehow got the idea
that it wasn't essential, so I probably misread something -- will check.

I don't know that I need ODBC -- I just want to achieve read-only access
to an existing mssql database ...

Two questions in that regard:  1. Do you know what packages I would need
to install in order to use db-lib -- I can't seem to find a Debian
package that includes the right stuff.

2.  In looking around for it, I did find php4-sybase ... Can that be
used to achieve my goal?  Or am I looking at this incorrectly?



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