Archive for September, 2009

Tips for using a custom installed unixODBC version

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Don’t forget to link with the new header files (sql.h), instead of the default system  installed version. Do this using “-I/usr/local/include” or whatever the new path is. You should also add “-L/usr/local/lib” to link with the new libraries.

Just be careful because there are now two versions of the same libraries installed, so strange issues could crop up if software compiled with the headers from one version uses the library from the other version (usually segfaults in the library with code that should run correctly).

Oracle 11g R2 on 64bit Linux

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Oracle 11g R2 fixes the linking issues at installation time that I encountered with the first release. The installation went very smoothly this time around.