[unixODBC-support] how to compile unixODBC with the iconv library

Nick Gorham nick.gorham at easysoft.com
Mon Mar 3 09:38:06 GMT 2008


Yu-Hui Jin wrote:

>Hi, there,
>
>I found there seems to be an iconv library installed along with ruby
>binaries on my Linux box:
>
>/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/i686-linux/iconv.so
>
>The unixODBC's configure --help says by default --enable-iconv will be
>turned on.  I'm curious how I can know whether the iconv lib is found and
>used by unixODBC's configure command.
>
>  
>
When running configure look at the output and see if it reports "Yes" to 
the checking for iconv message. After its built, see if the libodbc.so 
has a dependency on libicon.so using ldd

>Another question is I see there are three related params for configure
>command.  Do i have to add the --with-iconv-ucode-enc=enc  to configure as
>well to enable iconv usage by unixODBC.
>
>  --enable-iconv          build with iconv support default=yes
>  --with-iconv-char-enc=enc   Encoding to use as ASCII default=auto-search
>  --with-iconv-ucode-enc=enc  Encoding to use as UNICODE default=auto-search
>
>It'll be great if you would point me to the right documentation on this.
>  
>
No, the encodings will default if not set.

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Nick Gorham
Easysoft Limited
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