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Installing FreeTDS

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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
#make
#make install

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!
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by:ravenpl
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--with-unixodbc=/usr/local
says the lib (.so) file should be found in /usr/local/lib - check there.
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by:horalia
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I reread the instructions and it says to install unixODBC first. I'm in the middle of doing this right now, but I'm sure I'll get stuck. I'll post my issues in a few more minutes...C++ compiler and library
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Hi horalia,

Thanks for the points on the other side and just cut and paste the same comment here:

use the FreeTDS rpm from Dries RPM? http://dries.studentenweb.org/rpm/packages/freetds/info.html

It solves you the dependencies problem.  Yum configuration instruction for Dries is here http://dries.studentenweb.org/rpm/clientconfig.html
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by:gtkfreak
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With Fedora Core 5, you should always try to find the RPM package for FreeTDS, as this will help you immensely and prevent you from getting into dependencies problems. Mostly, these RPMS should be available on the Fedora site on the internet. Once you get familiar with Linux, then you can get into compiling the code from source.

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