[freetds] basic install OK but can't get PHP to work
vorlon at dodds.net
Thu Jul 27 14:28:26 EDT 2006
On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 01:16:55PM -0500, kenn wrote:
> > 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?
Yes, php4-sybase is the name of the Debian package that provides native
(i.e., non-ODBC) support for connecting to Sybase and MSSQL servers. It
happens to use CTlib rather than db-lib, fwiw, though that could always be
changed if there were ae demonstrable advantage to packaging the db-lib
extension in its place.
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