[freetds] issues connecting with perl DBD::ODBC

Dan Wierenga dwierenga at valueclick.com
Tue Jun 23 13:56:50 EDT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:freetds-
> bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Kulik, Scott
> Anyone have any luck getting connected to a SQL server database with
> DBD::ODBC in perl?  I'm hoping to try to get this issue fixed this
> but I'm out of ideas.
> Here is the output from the script:
> [root at trafficdev1 root]# ./test_odbc.pl
> Unable for connect to server  at ./test_odbc.pl line 7.

When my setup references an invalid host in the connection string, I
Unable for connect to server [unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Unable to
connect to data source (SQL-08001)(DBD: db_login/SQLConnect err=-1)

And not the blank $DBI::errstr that you get.   The blank errstr is
really odd.   When things mysteriously die on Redhat servers with no
error messages, I'm always inclined to have a look at the SELinux logs
to see if SELinux is bushwhacking my connections silently.  You might
try looking there.


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