[unixODBC-support] Segmentation fault when using isql

Nick Gorham nick at easysoft.com
Wed Aug 25 07:42:54 BST 2004

mysql_04 at yahoo.com wrote:
> Nick Gorham wrote:
>> mysql_04 at yahoo.com wrote:
>>> I am attempting to set up ODBC so that I can connect OOo to MySQL on 
>>> my local machine. In following the McCreesh how-to, I reached the 
>>> point of testing the ODBC software, but I receive a segmentation 
>>> fault when running isql:
>>> [dan at localhost dan]$ isql -v MySQL-test
>>> Segmentation fault
>>> [dan at localhost dan]$
>>> Now, isql does seem to run, at leat, when I test it against a 
>>> non-existant database:
>>> [dan at localhost dan]$ isql -v wibble
>>> [unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found, and no default 
>>> driver specified
>>> [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect
>>> [dan at localhost dan]$
>> Hmm, there was a problem where the stats code could fail if there were 
>> no more semaphores available.
>> Could you try rebuilding unixODBC with --enable-stats=no and see if 
>> that helps.
> First problem - On my first install of unixODBC-2.2.9, I used an RPM 
> from one of the links on the unixODBC site. The RPM was missing a 
> library required by MyODBC-3.51.07-1. How I managed to install it 
> without the configure/make/make install rountine, I have no clue. 
> Perhaps there is the problem...
> I downloaded unixODBC-2.2.9.tar.gz from the unixODBC site and began 
> compiling with:
> ./configure --enable-stats=no
> Error msg:
> checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check 
> your installation and add the correct paths!
> ( If it makes any difference, the local compiler is gcc-c++ 3.2-7, glibc 
> is 2.3.2-4.80.8 )
>  From the ./configure --help info, it appears that I need to specify a 
> --includedir=DIR option, or perhaps --with-extra-includes=DIR.
> Can you tell me what general file names I'm looking for to find the "X 
> includes" directory?
> Am I correct in assuming that the --with-extra-includes=DIR option is 
> preferable?

Add --enable-gui=no to the config line

Nick Gorham
Easysoft Limited

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