[mdb-dev] databases/mbdtools + unixODBC

arrowdodger 6yearold at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 19:38:40 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 10:17 PM, Dale Scott <dalescott at shaw.ca> wrote:

>  1. INSTALL says acinclude.m4 must be deleted when using libtool 1.3.4+. I
> have libtool 2.2.6b, did not delete acinclude.m4, and did not get an error.
> Is this correct?
No idea, i'm not familiar with autotools stuff.

2. configure reports that option "--enable-sql" is unrecognised. Is this
> correct? INSTALL says the SQL engine is used by ODBC, but
> .../src/odbc/.libs/libmdbodbc.so.0 is compiled (and linked to from
> libmdbodbc.so). Is this correct? Does this mean that an SQL engine
> executable is no longer possible? (should I care?)
You should be able to determine all valid options by running `./configure
--help`. Also, some options may trigger search for certain includes or libs.
On FreeBSD they are located in /usr/local/{include,lib}, while configure
searches only /usr/{include,lib} by default. This can cause some features to
be turned off.

> 3. do I need to (or should I) copy the utility programs and odbc driver
> manager to their typical (as I understand them to be) locaitions in the
> FreeBSD tree? (e.g., /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/lib).
If you really wish, you can do `gmake install` with root privileges. But
please note, that since you are installing this software from source and not
from ports, it may be hard to remove it in future. You can only rely on
`gmake deinstall` or something like that.

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