Posted on 2006-06-22
I'm installing FreeTDS on Fedora Core 5 to access MSSQL 2000. I followed the steps detailed in unixODBC.org and got stuck. This is what I did:
1. Downloaded the FreeTDS installation file freetds-current.tgz.
2. Unpacked the source using:
#tar zxvf freetds-current.tgz
3. Built FreeTDS using the following commands:
#./configure --with-tdsver=8.0 --with-unixodbc=/usr/local
The instructions then indicated to look for a file named libtdsodbc.so under /usr/local/freetds/lib, but no such file exists. The instructions then ask to create a file named tds.driver.template which uses this libtdsodbc.so file, so I don't know where to go from here. I'm a complete newbie to Linux, so I need detailed instructions, most of the tutorials that I've found on the Internet are pretty hard to read for a Microsoft junkie like me. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!