{Attachment?} Re: [unixODBC-dev] "Newbie" questionabout conne cting to DSN

Nick Gorham nick at easysoft.com
Wed Aug 11 17:37:51 BST 2004

Temple, Jonas O wrote:
> "Nick Gorham" <nick at easysoft.com> wrote in message
> news:<mailman.94.1092209729.17304.unixodbc-dev at mail.easysoft.com>...
>>Now we need to check if you are getting the ini's you expect.
>>and then try using strace to see what files its opening
>>strace isql -v my170 2>st.log
>>grep open st.log
>>That should show what ini files are being opened. if you are not sure,
>>send the st.log file and I will take a look (post direct not via list).
> Nick,
> I decided to use strace on the vendor's SQL test program since I was having
> the problem there.  When I looked at the log file an attempt was being made
> to open /etc/odbcinst.ini instead of /usr/local/etc/odbcinst.ini.  So for
> grins I copied the odbcinst.ini in /usr/local/etc to /etc and then the
> vendor's SQL test program began working.  Is this going to be an issue that
> I'll need to take up with the vendor or is this a setting in unixODBC that I
> don't have correct?
> Thanks,

Most distribs build unixODBC to look in /etc, run configure again with

configure --sysconfdir=/etc

and rebuild, and you will all be looking in the same place.

Nick Gorham
Easysoft Limited

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