databases/mysql-connector-java: Looks broken to me
zaphod at berentweb.com
Thu Apr 23 08:52:45 UTC 2015
I was not informed of the discussion, because as I had stated you need to cc my email should you wish that I receive notification of your answers.
Anyway, the purpose of my attempt to use the port was to try and solve a long-standing problem: I cannot find a way to connect libreoffice-base to mysql. LO Base can connect to external DB server, if a proper driver is supplied. JDBC is a more appropriate driver than ODBC, but a driver LO can use on FreeBSD does not seem to exist. The LO add-ons page has JDBC for Lİnux, but that extension does not install on FreeBSD.
I was able to connect math/gnumeric for example through the use of Gnome's DB connection component databases/libgda5-mysql, but that does not seem to work for libreoffice. As another example, KDE's Kexi program is also able to connect to the MySQL server. On the other hand, some solutions suggest installing "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver" from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/, but that does not make a whole lot of sense to me.
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