[unixODBC-support] [IM002][unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data sourcename not found, and no default driver specified

Ged Melia meliag at wwwebi.net
Tue Oct 13 18:39:39 BST 2009

Hi Nick

Thanks for your response (again!)

> I normally suggest using strace to try and find if the app tries to load 
> the lib, if it does its found the entry in the ini file, and its failing 
> when loading the lib. If not then strace will show what ini file was 
> opened, which may not be the one that is expected.

strace is one of those things that I tried prior to making my initial post. 
The only odbc.ini file I have on the filesystem is in /etc and this is the 
one which was opened and examined.
The permissions of the file must be accurate as the comments I placed in the 
file were also visible in the strace.

> There have been many people over the years who have seen that error 
> message, and AFAIK most have found resolutions.
I suspect you are correct but, of all of the resolutions I noted on the 
numerous google searches, none of them resolved my issue.

I have to wonder if the 64bit installation has anything to do with it?
Your first response even asked a question regarding lib64 which made me 
believe you were onto something (and that my initial thoughts may have some 

If I get the time, I'll rebuild this on a 32bit architecture.


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