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/etc/odbcinst.ini - An unixODBC drivers configuration
is a text configuration file for unixODBC drivers. It can be edited by hand,but the recommended way to update this file is to use theodbcinst
The general .ini file format is:
[SectionName1]key1 = value1key2 = value2...[SectionName2]key1 = value1key2 = value2...
Each ODBC driver has its own section and can be referred to by the name of itssection. Recognized configuration keys are:
- A text string briefly describing the driver.
- A filesystem path to the actual driver library.
- A filesystem path to the driver setup library.
- odbcinst(1)entry, if you edit the configuration file by hand, you have to supply it yourself.
The recommended way to manage the drivers is using theodbcinst
(1)utility. You can install the drivers by supplying it with template file, whichhas the same format as this file.
An example of the actual PostgreSQL driver:
[PostgreSQL]Description = PostgreSQL driver for GNU/LinuxDriver = /usr/lib/psqlodbcw.soSetup = /usr/lib/libodbcpsqlS.soFileUsage = 1
By specifying the driver like that, you can then reference it in theodbc.ini(5)as follows:
Driver = PostgreSQL
The recommended way to add that driver is by creating a template file containing:
[PostgreSQL]Description = PostgreSQL driver for GNU/LinuxDriver = /usr/lib/psqlodbcw.soSetup = /usr/lib/libodbcpsqlS.so
and call the odbcinst(1):
- # odbcinst -i -d -f template.ini
The authors of unixODBC are Peter Harvey <pharveyAATTcodebydesign.com
> andNick Gorham <nickAATTlurcher.org
>. For the full list of contributors see theAUTHORS file.
unixODBC is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. For detailsabout the license, see the COPYING file.
- FILE FORMAT
- TEMPLATE FILES
- SEE ALSO
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