[freetds] Problems with isql

Igor igorhmm at gmail.com
Sat May 10 07:44:30 EDT 2008

Hi Igor :-)

Sorry about this mistake... installing and deinstalling freetds
version's I leave freeTDS running without unixODBC :-(

I got freetds from cvs, make and install... configure with IP address
and now is everything working fine!! ;-)

Thanks all for the help and sorry about anything...


On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 8:10 PM, Igor Korot <ikorot at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Igor,
> -----Original Message-----
>>From: Igor <igorhmm at gmail.com>
>>Sent: May 9, 2008 6:46 PM
>>To: FreeTDS Development Group <freetds at lists.ibiblio.org>
>>Subject: Re: [freetds] Problems with isql
>>Hi James,
>>I'm trying with CVS version and now the IP address is accepted fine..
>>but doesn't connect :-(
>>Check full log:
>>[root at bsd ~/free/freetds/src/apps]# ./tsql -C
>>Compile-time settings (established with the "configure" script)
>>                            Version: freetds v0.83.dev.20080509
>>             freetds.conf directory: /usr/local/etc
>>     MS db-lib source compatibility: no
>>        Sybase binary compatibility: no
>>                      Thread safety: yes
>>                      iconv library: no
>>                        TDS version: 5.0
>>                              iODBC: no
>>                           unixodbc: no
>>[root at bsd ~/free/freetds/src/apps]# ./tsql -S -U $DBUSER -P $DBPASS
>>locale is "C"
>>locale charset is "US-ASCII"
>>[root at bsd ~/free/freetds/src/apps]# TDSDUMP=dump ./osql -S LekkusLOJA
>>looking for odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini in /usr/local/etc
>>       reading "/root/.odbc.ini"
>>[LekkusLOJA] not found in "/root/.odbc.ini"
>>       reading "/usr/local/etc/odbc.ini"
>>[LekkusLOJA] found in "/usr/local/etc/odbc.ini"
>>found this section:
>>       [LekkusLOJA]
>>       Description = Lekkus LOJA
>>       Driver = FreeTDS
>>       Trace = No
>>       Server =
>>       Port = 1401
>>       TDS_version = 8.0
>>       Database = Lekkus
>>looking for driver for DSN [LekkusLOJA]
>>driver "FreeTDS" found for [LekkusLOJA] in odbc.ini
>>found driver named "FreeTDS"
>>FreeTDS is not a readable file
>>looking for entry named [FreeTDS] in /usr/local/etc/odbcinst.ini
>>driver "/usr/local/lib/libtdsodbc.so" found for [FreeTDS] in odbcinst.ini
>>/usr/local/lib/libtdsodbc.so is a readable file
>>"Server" found, not using freetds.conf
>>Server is ""
>>looking up hostname for ip address
>>bzbraziline has address
>>                           DSN:        LekkusLOJA
>>                        Driver:        /usr/local/lib/libtdsodbc.so
>>             Server's hostname:        bzbraziline
>>                       Address:
>>Attempting connection as lekkus ...
>>+ exec isql LekkusLOJA lekkus *********** -v
>>[S1000][unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Unable to connect to data source
>>[ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect
>>[root at bsd ~/free/freetds/src/apps]# cat dump
>>util.c:292:Starting log file for FreeTDS 0.65.dev.20061107
>>       on 2008-05-09 19:42:28 with debug flags 0x4fff.
>>iconv.c:78:Using trivial iconv
>>iconv.c:195:names for ISO-8859-1: ISO-8859-1
>>iconv.c:195:names for UTF-8: UTF-8
>>iconv.c:195:names for UCS-2LE: UCS-2LE
>>iconv.c:195:names for UCS-2BE: (null)
>>iconv.c:361:iconv to convert client-side data to the "ISO-8859-1" character set
>>iconv.c:514:tds_iconv_info_init: converting "ISO-8859-1"->"UCS-2LE"
>>login.c:226:IP address pointer is empty
>>login.c:228:Server SYBASE not found!
>                    ^^^^^^
> Apparently you are connecting to the Sybase server and not MS one.
> How did you configure freeTDS?
>>I really don't know what is happening...
>>Thanks again !
> Thank you.
> P.S.: Yes, it appears you're not the only Igor on earth... ;-)
>>On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 4:06 PM, James K. Lowden <jklowden at freetds.org> wrote:
>>> Igor wrote:
>>>> I've installed bind to get /bin/host to work fine.. and now FreeTDS is
>>>> trying to connect to correct server:
>>> I just committed a new version of osql to CVS HEAD that handles "server =
>>> a.b.c.d" correctly.  :-)
>>>> [root at bsd ~]# osql -S LekkusLOJA -U $DBUSER -P $DBPASS
>>> ...
>>>>                            DSN:       LekkusLOJA
>>>>              Server's hostname:       bzbraziline
>>>>                        Address:
>>>>                         Driver:       /usr/local/lib/libtdsodbc.so
>>> [so far, so good]
>>>> Attempting connection as lekkus...
>>>> [S1000][unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Unable to connect to data source
>>>> [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect
>>> Omph!  OK, how about this:
>>>        $ TDSDUMP=dump osql -S LekkusLOJA -U $DBUSER -P $DBPASS
>>>        $ head -20 dump
>>> It's in there somewhere.
>>> Did you mention the version of your server?   Your odbc.ini sets
>>> TDS_Version = 8.0.  You need SQL Server 2000 for that.  Try e.g.
>>>        $ TDSVER=4.2 osql -S LekkusLOJA -U $DBUSER -P $DBPASS
>>> --jkl
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