Subject: Sybase for Linux on NetBSD?
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: MLH <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/15/2003 19:10:51
James K. Lowden wrote:

> Sybase ASE 12.5 states these requirements:
> Linux with Intel architecture, Pentium II, 230 MHz             
>  Kernel  version 2.2.14-5.0
>  Run-time environment  glibc-2.1.3-15
>  RPM  rpm-3.0.4-0.48
>  X11R6.4  XFree86-3.3.6-20
> ----------------------
> If you plan to use raw
> disk I/O, you need
> kernel 2.2.18 or higher.
> I don't plan to use raw disk I/O; my databases will be stored in
> ordinary files.  
> Is there any chance this could be make to work on NetBSD?  I'm going
> to try, if it's not definitely stupid.  

Last fall I brought sybase-12.5 (server) up and used the sybase-11.9.2
client isql. I think I remember having trouble with the sybase-12.5
client. I didn't use it to any extent and don't remember how I
configured it. I have used the sybase-11.9.2 isql client a bit and
had no problems with it.

I do have a py-Sybase client pkg that uses freetds which is ready
to commit, but it requires threads and I'm waiting to see how the
python threads stuff works out with -current before I commit it.