First of all, thank you Paul Reeves.
Upon realization that v1.2 was an ODBC-JDBC bridge, I would really like to
upgrade to version 2.0 beta which appears to be a pure ODBC driver. I have
tried this before and have not gotten the install.sh script to work, getting
an 'unexpected token' error.
That said, I want to install this manually. Where and how do I link to the
shared objects? I have downloaded and extracted the tar.gz file for
2.0betabut cannot find the libraries there. I also downloaded the
.tar.gz file, and that only has one shared object file, is this the setup or
I would really appreciate if someone could walk me through all this.
From: Paul Reeves <preeves@ib...> - 2007-05-24 18:58:28
On Thursday 24 May 2007 18:43, Adam Schirmacher wrote:
> Upon realization that v1.2 was an ODBC-JDBC bridge, I would really like
> to upgrade to version 2.0 beta which appears to be a pure ODBC driver.
No, you misunderstand. v1.2 is not an odbc-jdbc bridge. It is an odbc
driver, same as v2.0.
v2.0 is better, in as much as it provides a lot more support for the ODBC
spec, but the fundamental architecture has not changed.
The driver was conceived to implement the ODBC api at one end. At the
other the JDBC api was implemented for internal Firebird calls. There is
no java and no jni. Just a set of C++ classes that _look_ like jdbc. It
is not a bad idea, because the JDBC api is a fairly good set of OO
database classes, but it does cause some confusion.
> I have tried this before and have not gotten the install.sh script to
> work, getting an 'unexpected token' error.
It looks like a bug in the install script. I haven't had time to look at
it recently. See if you can get the v1.2 script to work.
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