[unixODBC-support] unixodbc won't link on OS X Yosemite

Kevin Adler kadler at us.ibm.com
Wed Sep 16 00:08:45 BST 2015

Seems to be a problem with brew, so you might want to take it up with 
them. Not much to go on from the log, but seems to be a problem with 
/usr/local/etc: "/usr/local/etc is not writable." Does that path exist and 
can you write to it? Again, it seems like a packaging problem (ie. brew), 
so you should talk to the brew guys since they should know more.


Kevin Adler

Software Development - DB2 for i, Database Access for IBM i


IBM Systems & Technology Group
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From:   Austin Trombley <atrombley at prosper.com>
To:     "unixodbc-support at mailman.unixodbc.org" 
<unixodbc-support at mailman.unixodbc.org>
Date:   09/15/2015 05:27 PM
Subject:        [unixODBC-support] unixodbc won't link on OS X Yosemite
Sent by:        unixodbc-support-bounces at mailman.unixodbc.org

Hey guys,

I have tried every stack overflow site there is for solutions - I’m on OS 
X Yosemite 10.10.2 and running python 2.7.  Unixodbc simply refuses to get 
linked and there are 0 submissions about how to do this successfully from 
mac (other then brew install etc…. Which obv didn’t work)?  Please help! 

legal-mac01:site-packages atrombley$ brew install unixodbc  --universal
==> Downloading http://www.unixodbc.org/unixODBC-2.3.2.tar.gz
Already downloaded: /Library/Caches/Homebrew/unixodbc-2.3.2.tar.gz
==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/unixodbc/2.3.2_1 
==> make install
Error: The `brew link` step did not complete successfully
The formula built, but is not symlinked into /usr/local
Could not symlink etc/odbc.ini
/usr/local/etc is not writable.

You can try again using:
  brew link unixodbc

Austin Trombley, MBA
Senior Manager – Business Intelligence
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