Re: Joys of Linux

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 06:23:57 +0000 (UTC)
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On Sat, 24 Oct 2009 05:22:29 +0000, Mladen Gogala wrote:

> I am downloading the DVD with Oracle EL 5.4, in order to see whether it
> has the right version of the driver manager. Fortunately, RR is rather
> fast and that will be done quickly.

OEL doesn't have the right version, either. It's still unixODBC 2.2.11. The problem was reported to Red Hat in December 2008, still unresolved. I am starting to believe that the big boys are playing politics:

The solution is described here:

Of course, it's unsupported to link the driver manager from the source. If any form of technical assistance is needed, you will be out of luck. My impression is that the state of ODBC on Linux is really sad on purpose because interoperability isn't in the best interest of the big software vendors.

Received on Sat Oct 24 2009 - 01:23:57 CDT

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