libmyodbc doesn't set up driver

Bug #119387 reported by Joel Parker on 2007-06-08
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myodbc (Debian)
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myodbc (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: libmyodbc

It seems natural that if I install libmyodbc (the MySQL ODBC driver), then the driver would be set up in /etc/odbcinst.ini so that it can be used automatically. Why doesn't this happen?

Hello,

I have libmyodbc installed but it's not registered in /etc/odbcinst.ini

I noticed that /var/lib/dpkg/info/libmyodbc.postinst only registers the
driver if the user chose so in debconf. I however didn't manage to
reconfigure libmyodbc to choose to have the driver registered:

# dpkg-reconfigure libmyodbc
# dpkg-reconfigure -plow libmyodbc
#

I resorted to running manually the odbcinst line from
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libmyodbc.postinst :

  odbcinst -i -d -f /usr/share/libmyodbc/odbcinst.ini

Ciao,

Enrico

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Joel Parker (jjkp) wrote :

Binary package hint: libmyodbc

It seems natural that if I install libmyodbc (the MySQL ODBC driver), then the driver would be set up in /etc/odbcinst.ini so that it can be used automatically. Why doesn't this happen?

Changed in myodbc:
status: Unknown → New

On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 02:49:30PM +0200, Martin Renold wrote:
> Package: libmyodbc
> Version: 3.51.06-1
> Severity: normal

> To get MySQL support in OpenOffice this package seems to be necessary.
> I don't know what ODBC is, I just install and it asks: "Do you want MyODBC
> to be registered as an ODBC driver?" With default to No.

> I think the default should be yes, so it will just work for most users.
> Unless you have a reason, of course.

The reason for this is that handing over control of the driver entries to
the package will result in any local changes to the entry in
/etc/odbcinst.ini being overwritten. I believe this is a policy violation,
so am not willing to enable this by default.

I've started a thread on debian-devel looking for input on this.

> Another thing, in an attempt to get asked the question again I tried:
> # dpkg-reconfigure libmyodbc
> odbcinst: Driver installed. Usage count increased to 2. Target directory is /etc
> # dpkg-reconfigure libmyodbc
> odbcinst: Driver installed. Usage count increased to 3. Target directory is /etc

This part is definitely a bug (in my reasoning when I put the packaging
together). It will be fixed in an upcoming upload.

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Nathan MWF (tan+mc+logic) wrote :

ODBC appears to have a multi-file configuration that is not obvious. I believe that it could be set up to connect to the test database, just so you know that it is working.

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

In the upstream debian bug report Steve says he does not enable the driver by default on purpose. I hope we can find something better than the current situation that does not run afoul of policy.

Changed in myodbc:
status: New → Confirmed

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Changed in myodbc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

nothing new in the Debian ticket and reconfirming to be still present in lucid.

Changed in myodbc (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Incomplete → Triaged
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