|Subject||RE: [firebird-support] unixODBC driver - newbie tearing his hair out!|
> >>> Why not use the native interbase functions of PHP ?Thankyou both, I'll look into it.
> >> Long Story, but Recompiling PHP on this box is more
> trouble than its
> >> worth.
> > You don't have to recompile PHP, you can simply compile the needed
> > interbase.so file and add it to your "extensions"
> directory. You can
> > even do the compilation on another computer.
> I can confirm it's easy, I did the same for Red Hat 9.
> Just download or install the sources of the RH php package,
> configure && make, find the interbase.so file in the
> ext/interbase directory and copy it over to the right place
> and include it in php.ini
> >> There don't seem to be any PHP RPMs with Interbase support
> >> in for Fedora Core 4 so that leaves me with the ODBC route.
> >> Plus the Database I need to connect to is likely to change
> to Oracle
> >> or MS-SQL in the near future, and I'd rather write the
> code so it'll
> >> work with them all. If and when it happens.
> > You should use ADOdb or ezSQL then. Those are wrappers
> around native
> > interfaces, so you can switch between DBMSes easily.
> > I suggest you join firebird-php group if you wish to get more info
> > about all this.
I'm still a semi-newbie to Linux so some aspects of compiling etc are a
I now have the connection working fine using unixODBC, but I'll look
into what you both have suggested for future projects.
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