Microsoft SQL Server/Connecting to MS SQL Server from *nix
|Because of a recent bug with the install location of the dev files on debian and the hard-coded locations in the Makefile of DBD::Sybase I have suspended this tutorial. More information on the bug can be found at the rt tracker. EvanCarroll (talk)|
This tutorial assumes you are using a Debian based distribution of Linux; if not, you might have to modify the instructions appropriately for you distro.
To install both freetds and the drivers for iODBC and unixodbc use apt-get, i.e.,
apt-get install tdsodbc
If you plan to use iODBC, you'll want to run
apt-get install libiodbc2 libiodbc2-dev
If you're using Perl, after you install FreeTDS you'll want to install the DBD for Sybase:
export SYBASE=/etc cpan DBD::Sybase
- Designed by Sybase, the Tabular Data Stream Protocol (TDS) describes how to communicate with MS-SQL and Sybase databases.
Many of the errors here are to assist those with Google searches and the users.
Failing to set SYBASE
The following error is a result of not setting the sybase configuration variable
[ERROR] [Thu Mar 13 11:07:42 2008] Could not run '/usr/local/bin/perl Makefile.PL': Please set SYBASE in CONFIG, or set the $SYBASE environment variable at /root/.cpanplus/5.10.0/build/DBD-Sybase-1.08/Makefile.PL line 103, <IN> line 44.
- Haynes, Tim (2004-03-23). "ODBC-Perl HOWTO". OpenLink Software. http://www.iodbc.org/index.php?page=languages/perl/odbc-perlHOWTO. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
- Bruns, Brian (2006). "FreeTDS User Guide: A Guide to Installing, Configuring, and Running FreeTDS". http://www.freetds.org/userguide/. Retrieved 2008-03-04.