[freetds] freetds / IBM UniVerse

Lowden, James K james.k.lowden at alliancebernstein.com
Thu Jan 4 18:03:21 EST 2007

> From: Perry Taylor
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:35 AM
> However, when I try the connection from within UniVerse I get no
> log.

I was afraid that might happen.  :-(  

I'm not the function that reads odbc.ini responds to TDSDUMPCONFIG.  I'm
pretty sure there's no easy way to get unixODBC to tell you where it's
looking or how it resolves your DSN.  

> Running osql produces some curious info....
> $ /usr/local/freetds/bin/osql -S SQL1 -U userid -P password
> odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini should be in /lib/ld-linux.so.2 looking
> for DSN [SQL1] in /home/perryt/.odbc.ini
>    found DSN [SQL1] in /home/perryt/.odbc.ini
> [SQL1] not found in "/home/perryt/.odbc.ini" looking for DSN [SQL1]
> in /lib/ld-linux.so.2/odbc.ini
>      cannot read "/lib/ld-linux.so.2/odbc.ini"
> osql: error: unable to locate SQL1 in any odbc.ini
> My odbc.ini is located in /usr/local/etc.  It appears it is not
> finding it.  I'm puzzled by the line "odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini
> should be in /lib/ld-linux.so.2".  Why would we be looking in an
> so file for the ini's ?

The script uses a heuristic to determine the directory name.  What does
this say on your machine? 

	$ ISQL=$(command -v isql)
	$ strings ${ISQL} | grep ^/ | grep -v elf

Maybe with just a wee bit o' bit twiddling, we can fix it.  


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