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

Nick Gorham nick at lurcher.org
Tue Nov 25 18:13:30 GMT 2008


Tom Lane wrote:

>Nick Gorham <nick.gorham at easysoft.com> writes:
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>>Tom Lane wrote:
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>>>I hope this is not intentional ... I know I've got users that will
>>>be unhappy if the text driver disappears from Fedora.
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>>TBH, based on the lasck of feedback I get, I assumed that no one used 
>>it. Seems I was wrong.
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>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.
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Well, the fact that RH has paying customers doesn't come back to me in 
any way, all the information I get is in the mailing list archives, and 
its not there.

BTW, I just went to see what the bug was in the above link, and if it 
was something that needed fixing, and feeding into the code, but I got a 
big red

"You are not authorized to access bug #162676. To see this bug, you must 
first log in to an account 
<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=162676&GoAheadAndLogIn=1> 
with the appropriate permissions."

>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.
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>>Its all still in the CVS, so can be packaged up on its own.
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>That would be a feasible solution I guess.
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>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.
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Well, all this was discussed a few months ago, when I said I was going 
to cut some of the stuff that Peter had been working on that was 
preventing me from releaseing what was then 2.2.13. so we decided to 
split the core and extra parts. Eventually I intend to remove the PG 
drivers as well, but we wanted to get to release as soon as possible. 
The MySQL folk asked me to remove the MySQL driver so I did.

All this was available for testing (and I asked several times for folk 
to test it) in the 2.2.13pre release for weeks (months in fact).

-- 
Nick


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