[unixODBC-dev] text driver disappeared from 2.2.13/14 ???
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
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
regards, tom lane
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