SQL backend

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Oct 29 10:14:40 EDT 2008

Rolf Leggewie <no2spam at nospam.arcornews.de> writes:

> Rolf Leggewie wrote:
>> Phil Longstaff wrote:
>>> I'm using kubuntu 8.04.  I have libdbi0, libdbi0-dev, libdbd-mysql and
>>> libdbd-sqlite3 (among other) packages installed.
>> I'm on Ubuntu as well.  I was missing all of the above packages except 
>> libdbi0.  I have installed them now and will retry a compile.
> This is great.  It is indeed working quite nicely now after I installed 
> those packages and recompiled.  Thank you so much for this.  It will 
> make my life a LOT easier, preparing reports and stuff (which I will do 
>>From Openoffice Base now).
> Can the configure step somehow be finetuned to detect the missing libs 
> and abort if --enable-dbi was given?  I also think the menu entry "File 
> - Database Connection" is present whether or not that flag is given. 
> Shouldn't it be only available when the switch was turned on?

Yeah, it should get fixed..  If the user specifies --enable-dbi then
it should AC_MSG_ERROR() if configure cannot find it.

> Are you sure that Umlauts and other non-ASCII characters are correctly 
> saved in MySQL?

We should test whether MySQL is using ISO or UTF8.  I think it's a
configuration setting, and we should make sure we set it explicitly.

> Regards
> Rolf


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