Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47901
missing files from package
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:33 EDT
Description of Problem: ODBCConfig and DataManager are missing from the
How Reproducible: Tried packages on RH7.0 and 7.1 as well as downloaded
package from unixodbc.com ... all packages were missing these key files.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install unixODBC
2. try SYMLINKS in SYSTEM menu...all will fail
Which desktop environment?
Actually, the files you're missing (and the corresponding desktop files) are in
unixODBC-kde is not included with the RH7.0 instal CD's. I can safely assume
that it is not in the RH7.1 CD's either since I installed everything. I will
verify the CD's this afternoon as they are at home and I am at work. Evrn if
this is the case. If the unixODBC-1.8.12-2 rpm is not supposed to contain the
ODBCConfig and DataManager files, then it should also not contain the SYMLINKS
The following is an excerpt from unixodbc.com (follow links to rpms):
>As I don't have Qt or KDE libraries installed on my machine, I don't provide
>KDE version of the Driver Manager and Explorer. Sorry. If you want it, you
>have to get the SRPM, install it, change the %define on the top of it and
>build binary packages yourself.
I found it much easier to just download the tarball and 'make install'.
I must admit I'm abit put off of this being rapidly classified as a RESOLVED
situation. I still remain a loyal Red Hat user, but spending an entire morning
trying to find out why ODBCConfig was missing and then trying multiple
solutions before finally solving the problem myself is not exactly what I call
a positive experience with RH7.X.
Don't get me wrong. I really appreciate the rapid response, but I'm sure
others have/will encounter this in the future when they realize they need to
support multiple databases.
They were not part of Red Hat Linux 7, because KDE was compiled with the old C++
compiler while unixODBC was compiled with the new one.
The KDE subprograms are included with RHL 7, which used KDE 2.1 compiler with
the standard compiler - I just checked, and the subpackage is included with
Sorry - the above should read "The KDE subprograms are included with RHL 7.1".