> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Godee [mailto:ken(at)perfect-image(dot)com]
> Sent: 10 May 2001 18:53
> To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [ODBC] Win32 ODBC ?'s
> I've searched and dug around and just a couple of questions
> if someone could sort me out.
> I'm trying to make sure I have the right/current files to install the
> postgreSql ODBC drivers on win32. The Faq's say to download and
> run "postdrv.exe" I don't think so. The files I've downloaded from
> postgresql are all named "psqlodbc-07_01_0005.zip" with the
> following flavors;
> 1. = "Full" w/PsqlODBC.exe - I'm guessing this would be the
> complied binary win32 ODBC install program for installing drivers.
> 2. = psqlodbc.dll - I'm guessing I could use this if I all ready had
> the drivers installed and could just copy this over the old one.
> 3. = PsqlODBC.msi - again just guessing, would this be an install
> program for the drivers using the Microsoft installer?
From ftp.postgresql.org/pub/odbc/download.html (I have noticed that our
local mirror is not keeping up-to-date well - perhaps others are the same?):
From version 07.01.0005, there are 3 distributions to choose from:
Full - The full installation is around 3Mb. This is a zip archive containing
a self extracting .exe file which will install the Microsoft Installer on
you PC, and PsqlODBC. The Microsoft Installer only needs to be installed
once on any machine, and is shipped with Windows 2000 and higher. Users of
pgAdmin should already have the Microsoft Installer as well.
MSI - If you already have the Microsoft Installer then this is the
recommended distribution. It is under 200Kb and is a zip archive containing
as single Installer Database (.msi file). Just double click the file from
Windows Explorer to install it (if Windows doesn't know what to do with it
then you need the Full distribution). The MSI installation may also be
installed from the command line, for example sysadmins may want use a logon
script to automatically (and optionally silently) install on/upgrade to all
the workstations on their network. This installation will automatically
upgrade any previously installed Full or MSI versions of PsqlODBC.
DLL - The DLL distribution is a zip archive of around 100Kb containing the
ODBC Driver DLL file only. This distribution is not recommended as it will
not install the required registry settings on your machine.
HTH, Regards, Dave.
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