[unixODBC-support] Repost - Install questions

Nick Gorham nick.gorham at easysoft.com
Tue Jun 12 16:23:18 BST 2007

HAS wrote:

>Sorry about the repost, but I posted the last one before my joining the group
>was completed and the moderator never released it.
>Please bear with the Unix clueless.  A lot of this is trying to understand,
>not necessarily being thought of as good ideas, but I want to know what is
>possible and what is not possible. 
>When you build unixODBC-2.2.12 and do make install, outside of all the files
>it places in the various directories, does it do anything that would change
>any system startup files, add any environment variables? 
>Same question if you use one of the packages from the unixodbc site to
>install it. 
>If you didn't have access to root and you did the install and used the
>--prefix to send the files to a directory you had access to, is it possible
>to make it work? 
>If yes, what would you have to do?  I'm guessing add the installed lib dir
>to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and the installed bin dir to the PATH.  Maybe set the
>ODBCINI?  If this is possible please correct/add to remove to these three

All that is ok and correct. There is no startup as its not a daemon 
process. I guess the question is what are you intending to do with 
unixODBC, knowing that would allow a better answer for you.

Nick Gorham
Easysoft Limited
http://www.easysoft.com, http://www.unixODBC.org

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