The unixODBC project provides Unix applications with the same ODBC 3.51 API and facilities available under Windows. It provides a Driver Manager that supports the full ODBC API and performs the ODBC 3 to ODBC 2 translations with UNICODE to ANSI conversion. It also includes a set of graphical utilities that allow users to specify connections to DBMSes to be used by applications, a collection of ODBC drivers including a simple text based driver, an NNTP driver, a Postgres driver and others, and a selection of templates and libraries that to aid in the construction of ODBC drivers. It works with MySQL, Postgres, StarOffice/OpenOffice, Applixware, iHTML, PHP, Perl DBD::ODBC, and many other applications and drivers. Connection pooling is also provided to increase performance with applications such as PHP.
Author: Nick Gorham <gorham [at] easysoft [dot] com>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 295% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 3.65 MB, 134 files
Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bison bzip2 cf coreutils diffutils expat findutils flex fontconfig freetype gawk gcc glibc grep imake libdrm libice libpng libsm libx11 libxau libxcursor libxdmcp libxext libxfixes libxft libxinerama libxmu libxrandr libxrender libxt libxxf86vm linux-header m4 make mesa mktemp ncurses net-tools patch qt readline sed sysfiles tar util-linux zlib
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).