[freetds] tsql works, unixODBC's isql doesn't

ZIGLIO, Frediano, VF-IT Frediano.Ziglio at vodafone.com
Thu Jul 17 04:33:36 EDT 2008

> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 12:23 -0400, Joel Fouse wrote:
> > I just noticed that I've been working with a snapshot 
> rather than the
> > latest stable release.  I went in through ftp and saw 
> "current" while
> > overlooking "stable".  I'm now compiling 0.82; I'll let you know if
> > there's any difference.
> There was no difference in behavior when downgrading from FreeTDS 0.83
> snapshot to 0.82 stable.
> BUT...
> I downloaded the stock unixODBC-2.2.11-1.i386.rpm and 
> force-installed it
> over the existing RHEL4-specific rpm
> (unixODBC-2.2.11-1.RHEL4.1.i386.rpm), after I removed the unixODBC-kde
> rpm (not sure why that was there -- this is a headless box).  Just for
> good measure I re-installed the stock devel rpm
> (unixODBC-devel-2.2.11-1.i386.rpm).  Then I re-configure/make/make
> installed FreeTDS 0.82, and IT WORKS.  Oddly enough, it seems to only
> work as odbc-only, though.  If I have the same info in freetds.conf as
> well as odbc.ini, it doesn't do well.  But I'm fairly certain 
> I'd tried
> that before and it didn't work, so I'm wondering if there was 
> something
> in the RHEL-specific unixODBC rpm that wasn't quite working right, or
> perhaps a mismatch between the RHEL-specific binary rpm and the stock
> -devel rpm I installed to get the header files.  In any case, 
> thanks for
> your assistance and patience.

You can also compile a rpm directly from source using

rpmbuild -ta freetds-0.82.tar.gz

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