[unixODBC-dev] text driver disappeared from 2.2.13/14 ???

Tom Lane tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us
Tue Nov 25 17:31:16 GMT 2008


Nick Gorham <nick.gorham at easysoft.com> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> I hope this is not intentional ... I know I've got users that will
>> be unhappy if the text driver disappears from Fedora.

> TBH, based on the lasck of feedback I get, I assumed that no one used 
> it. Seems I was wrong.

Well, Red Hat's gotten bug reports on it from paying customers, eg
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=162676
so *somebody* out there is using it.

To my mind the text driver is useful because it allows testing unixODBC
without any dependency on any external database solution; though I grant
it might be too simplistic to be good for very much in that line.

> Its all still in the CVS, so can be packaged up on its own.

That would be a feasible solution I guess.

BTW, how come you removed the mysql driver as obsolete (which it was)
and kept the postgres driver (which is too)?  For Fedora/RHEL I'd prefer
to be shipping just the separately maintained mysql and postgres
drivers.

			regards, tom lane


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