[unixODBC-support] SQLConnect and odbc.ini

Thinh Nguyen tnguyen at iii.com
Tue May 3 20:08:14 BST 2005

Thanks Martin, it is a very usefull command.
odbcinst -j does show the expected path for all the ini files, though. 
So I think I probably need to use strace, as Eric suggested, to verify 
that the driver actually reads from thoses files. But first, I have to 
learn how to use strace on DEC-Alpha; it doesn't output anything when I 
ran it :<

Thanks for your help,


Martin J. Evans wrote:

>On 03-May-2005 Eric Sharkey wrote:
>>>Thanks for your quick response. Because the driver I built always core 
>>>dumped when SQLConnect was called ( and I couldn't figure out why ), I 
>>>have been using an already compiled binary. For sure, it wasn't 
>>>configured to read the same ini file as the unixODBC library I built. So 
>>>that explains it. I'll try again to compile the driver myself to see if 
>>>I'll get lucky this time :)
>>If you want to know what ini files your already compiled driver is
>>trying to use, you can try to connect with isql running under strace
>>and look for attempts to open odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini and you should
>>be able to see what directories it's searching.
>odbcinst -j outputs this.
>Martin J. Evans
>Easysoft Ltd, UK
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