freetds-bin package for tsql and freebcp

Bug #298875 reported by loke
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freetds (Debian)
Fix Released
freetds (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: freetds-dev

The package has some important files missing. The one that I found missing was cstypes.h. The utility programs included such as tsql are missing as well. I am using Intrepid.

loke (developer-loke)
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Red Five (nelson-butterworth) wrote :

I want to add my confirmation to this. I'm using Intrepid-amd64, and tsql among other things is missing. The current version of the CentOS5 package freetds contains tsql, but none of the Intrepid debs I've been able to find thus far have it.

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Jens Jorgensen (jorgensen) wrote :

This package is managed upstream in the debian project. I've submitted a patch to the maintainer that adds a freetds-bin package which includes tsql plus bcp and all the other binaries that are included in the freetds source.

You can check the status of this bug/request here:

Note though that the maintainer seems to take the opinion that people should not use tsql but should use sqsh instead. So there's no guarantee the patch will even be accepted. In any case, maybe sqsh suits your needs. On the other hand, if the maintainer doesn't like the patch I may just set up my own little repository people can pull the package from--I've set one up before and it isn't hard.

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Jens Jorgensen (jorgensen) wrote :

Oh, also cstypes.h is present in freetds-dev as of 0.82-4 at least, I just checked. Was there anything else that was deemed missing? (Aside from /all/ the command-line tools?)

Changed in freetds:
status: Unknown → New
Steve Langasek (vorlon)
summary: - freetds-dev missing parts
+ freetds-bin package for tsql and freebcp
Changed in freetds (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in freetds:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: New → Invalid
Changed in freetds (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in freetds (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package freetds - 0.82-6

freetds (0.82-6) unstable; urgency=low

  * Provide a new freetds-bin package, containing the freebcp, tsql, tdspool,
    bsqlodbc, fisql, osql, bsqldb, defncopy, and datacopy tools. Thanks to
    Jens Jorgensen <email address hidden> for the patch.
    Closes: #196000, LP: #298875.
  * Fix txt2man invocation in doc/ so that manpages get sensible
    sections and titles, per lintian.

 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden> Wed, 05 Aug 2009 17:54:59 +0100

Changed in freetds (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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