Introduction to libiodbc

libiodbc is an API to ODBC compatible databases.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

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libiodbc Dependencies


User Notes:

Installation of libiodbc

Install libiodbc by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../libiodbc-3.52.8-parallel_build-1.patch &&
autoreconf -fiv &&

./configure --prefix=/usr                   \
            --with-iodbc-inidir=/etc/iodbc  \
            --includedir=/usr/include/iodbc \
            --disable-libodbc               \
            --disable-static                &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-iodbc-inidir=/etc/iodbc: libiodbc will install configuration files in this directory.

--includedir=/usr/include/iodbc: This installs the interface headers to a private directory to avoid a conflict with headers installed by unixODBC.

--disable-libodbc: This prevents the installation of the symbolic link to avoid a conflict with unixODBC.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: iodbc-config, iodbctest, iodbctestw, and iodbcadm
Installed Libraries:,, and
Installed Directory: /usr/include/iodbc, /usr/share/libiodbc, and /etc/iodbc

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Last updated on 2014-02-23 11:35:28 -0800