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Re: how to get odbc working for connection to mariadb in debian buster

These are the instructions I have, my application needs odbc and
nothing I can do about it.

On Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:30:02 -0400,
Joe wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:02:26 -0400
> John Covici <covici@ccs.covici.com> wrote:
> > I am on stable, (buster) and I have no such package.  I wonder if it
> > would even install on buster, if I could find the .deb.  I am pretty
> > sure my client does not want me to go to sid.
> > 
> No, it's new in Debian and only in unstable so far:
> mariadb-connector-odbc (3.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
>   * Initial release (Closes: #930445)
>  -- Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>  Fri, 31 May 2019 19:40:33 +0200
> May 2019, but after the buster release freeze. You could check the
> dependencies against buster (I don't have one, my former stables are now
> oldstable): https://packages.debian.org/sid/odbc-mariadb
> If they do match, the .deb is available here.
> Is there really no way other than ODBC?
> Possibly it has improved a lot, but I stopped trying to make it work
> when the LibreOffice Base native MySQL connector finally started working
> some years ago. At that time, ODBC on Debian was an utter shambles,
> almost completely unusable, the GUI editor was not even functional
> enough to be a joke.
> Does your client application really not have a native MySQL connector?
> I sometimes use Microsoft Access with a MariaDb backend, and even that
> has a MySQL driver, though possibly not written by the masters of
> Not-Invented-Here.... I have a feeling it came from MySQL themselves.
> -- 
> Joe

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