Subject RE: [firebird-support] unixODBC driver - newbie tearing his hair out!
Author Nick Critten
> Hi,
> > 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?

Hi Martijn,

I am using the unixODBC isql.

I am now beginning to think that this problem is with isql and not
unixODBC or the driver...
I started up OpenOffice and was able to establish a Database connection
using ODBC, and performed a couple of queries.

I'm going to attempt to get it working with PHP now.

Thanks for responding

> > 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?

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