[ROOT] I broke ROOT installing ODBC

From: Dr. John Krane (jkrane@netzero.com)
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 22:55:56 MEST


I followed the instructions at


...which I found as the first link from Valeriy's page


I installed unixODBC and MyODBC driver.  (I already have MySQL.)  The 
last thing I did was "add /usr/local/lib to /etc/ld.so.conf and run 
ldconfig".  Everything seemed to go fine.

But now when I go into ROOT, the up-cursor does not provide the previous 
command, and ROOT does not recognize any of its own classes:

root [0] new TCanvas     // nothing happens...
root [1] TString a="bbh"
root [2] cerr<<a<<endl;  // I get no output
root [3]

Does anybody know what I might have done wrong or how to fix it?  Or 
even what I should check?

    - John

Fons Rademakers wrote:

>There is no direct TSQLServer plugin for MS SQL Server, but in principle
>Valeriy Onochin's ODBC interface should be able to connect to MS SQL
>Cheers, Fons.
>On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 18:20, Dr. John Krane wrote:
>>Hi everyone,
>>Just wanted to check if TSQLServer can Connect to a Microsoft SQL 
>>Server.  I see in the reference area:
>>      Data Members
>>    protected:
>>      TString <http://root.cern.ch/root/html/TString.html> fType  type of DBMS (MySQL, Oracle, SysBase, ...)
>>... etc.
>>But I don't see Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (or SQL Server 7) listed.  Can 
>>anyone confirm please?
>>    - John


Dr. John Krane

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