Subject Re: [firebird-support] unixODBC driver - newbie tearing his hair out!
Author Martijn Tonies

> Help please! for the sake of my sanity!
> I am trying to get the firebird unixODBC driver working, but it is
> just not playing ball.

"isql" is two things under Linux. The default is the unixODBC command
line tool.

However, to connect to Firebird, you can also use Firebirds "isql" command
line tool.

Which one are you trying to use?

Martijn Tonies
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> Background:
> Fedora Core 4
> Firebird 1.0.3 installed ok and service is running
> I have now installed OdbcJdbc_1.2.0.69
> Installation went fine.
> Created entry [ibsql] in odbc.ini file for the DB connection.
> But when I run
> isql -v ibsql
> I get:
> [root@Sherlock FirebirdODBC]# isql -v ibsql
> [08004][unixODBC]Unable to connect to data source: library ''
> failed to load
> [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect
> I have now spent two days googling and playing around with this to try
> and get it working to no avail... All the fixes I can find for this
> assume that the symlinks for do not exist, but they do exist
> on my system.
> I am seriously getting to the point of throwing something out of the
> window... Can anyone help please?