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  • 1.  Linux Informix ODBC driver

    Posted Thu September 09, 2021 01:55 PM

    So ... trying to find the CSDK for Linux that has the INFORMIX ODBC driver. The latest (or at least what I pulled down) for Linux has, get this, the db2 drivers (!). IBM/HCL confirmed that this is the case in the PMR I opened. But they haven't responded to my escalation - apparently since the tech rep on the PMR originally is on vacation. I asked him if he'd pass the case on and he said yet, but apparently not. The db2 driver talks DRDA to IDS according to tech support. I've escalated the call which did exactly nothing. I even pulled down EE for Linux and dug into the packaged CDSK ... yep - db2. I pulled down a couple of other CSDKs and same thing. 

    Does anyone have the CSDK for Linux with the IDS drivers sitting around that could be shared? Greatly appreciated. 



    Mark Scranton

  • 2.  RE: Linux Informix ODBC driver

    Posted Fri September 10, 2021 04:23 AM
    Hello Mark,

    In my CSDK 4.10.FC15 and 4.50.FC5 the Informix ODBC drivers are present. I tested under 4.50.FC5 the ODBC connection with the cli demo and it works with the soctcp port.

    But on non rpm systems, according to machine notes, you have to install and initialize rpm, before installation.

    Machine Notes:
    Installing the product on Ubuntu or Debian requires RPM to be installed
    and initialized. After RPM installed, use the following commands to
    initialize RPM:

    mkdir -p /var/lib/rpm
    rpm --initdb

    The bc utility is required by the product installer, and needs to be
    installed on Ubuntu.

    You can find the CSDK package via Eric's link:

    Andreas Seifert
    CURSOR Software AG

  • 3.  RE: Linux Informix ODBC driver

    Posted Fri September 10, 2021 10:10 AM
    CSDK for Linux that has the INFORMIX ODBC driver or the INFORMIX command line or utilities? There is a module in CCSDK called INFORMIX_CMD_CLI. This module provides an interface to run any of the install commands that you can use to install INFORMIX on Linux. The INFORMIX_ODBC module uses this module internally to install and uninstall the ODBC drivers.
    For: @lucidcam

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