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Re: How do I install PostgreSQL ODBC Drivers for Windows from Source?

From: "Andrea Aime" <aaime(at)comune(dot)modena(dot)it>
To: Adam Lang <aalang(at)rutgersinsurance(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-interfaces <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: How do I install PostgreSQL ODBC Drivers for Windows from Source?
Date: 2001-01-17 11:27:16
Message-ID: 3A658194.EDC6E033@comune.modena.it (view raw or flat)
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Adam, 
there are two kinds of dll's. 
* A classical dll, made with c or c++, has just to be copied into
windows\system
* An ActiveX dll has to be registered with regsvr32.
I suspect that odbc driver dll is a classical dll, so it only has to
be copied into windows\system
Hope this helps
Andrea

Adam Lang wrote:
> 
> I asked before, what do you mean it is password protected?  I (just 5
> minutes ago to check) uninstalled the driver, downloaded it and reinstalled
> it and nowhere was I asked for a password.
> 
> I'm downloading from here:
> ftp://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/odbc/index.html
> 
> To try to register a dll, try typing: regsvr32 <path to dll>
> I'm not sure if this is good enough for the odbc driver manager though.  I
> asked earlier for that tyoe of info today.
> 
> Adam Lang
> Systems Engineer
> Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
> http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Zoll" <dzoll(at)nyscul(dot)org>
> To: "PostgreSQL-interfaces" <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 2:40 PM
> Subject: [INTERFACES] How do I install PostgreSQL ODBC Drivers for Windows
> from Source?
> 
> >
> > I need to test ODBC access to PostgreSQL from Windows clients.  Since
> > the latest binary distribution (postdrv.exe version 6.50.0) seems to be
> > password protected, and nobody seems to know the password, I downloaded
> > the source.  Everything compiled fine in Visual C++ 6.0, and I now have
> > a psglodbc.dll file.
> >
> > What do I do with it?  The PSQLODBC FAQ (at
> > http://404627944:81/post_down/odbc/psqlodbc_faq.html) says to copy the
> > file into c:\windows\system, but this is apparently insufficient, as the
> > driver doesn't show up in the drivers list under the ODBC Data Sources
> > section of Control Panel.
> >
> > Has anyone here installed this driver from source?  How do you do it?
> > How do we go about getting these instructions into the documentation?
> >
> > Thank you very much in advance.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > -David Zoll, Programmer
> > NYSCUL
> >
> > PS: If anyone has the password to actually run postdrv.exe, that would
> > be very much appreciated as well.

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