Connecting to MS SQL from Snow Leopard

Has anyone been able to get Rails talking to Microsoft SQL Server from
OSX Snow Leopard? In the past with Leopard, I used the instructions
found here: http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/database-support/ms-sql. But
with Snow Leopard I get the following error when I try to access an
ActiveRecord object:

/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/dbd-odbc-0.2.4/lib/dbd/odbc/
statement.rb:41: [BUG] Segmentation fault
ruby 1.8.7 (2009-06-12 patchlevel 174) [i686-darwin10.0.0]

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,
Tom

If switching to the unixODBC is an option for you, you may try the
following.

  • Install unixODBC.
    Download it from “http://www.unixodbc.org/” and configure it something
    like,
    “./configure --prefix=/usr/local/unixODBC-2.2.14 --enable-gui=no”.

  • Install freeTDS with
    “./configure --prefix=/usr/local/freetds-0.82
    –with-unixodbc=/usr/local/unixODBC-2.2.14”.

  • Configure /usr/local/unixOBCD-2.2.14/etc/odbc.init and odbcinst.ini

  • Download ruby-odbc-0.9997 from “http://www.ch-werner.de/rubyodbc/”,
    create the Makefile with
    “ruby extconf.rb --with-odbc-lib=/usr/local/unixODBC-2.2.14/lib”, and
    install

Hope it helps.
–IJ

TomRossi7 wrote:

Has anyone been able to get Rails talking to Microsoft SQL Server from
OSX Snow Leopard? In the past with Leopard, I used the instructions
found here: http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/database-support/ms-sql. But
with Snow Leopard I get the following error when I try to access an
ActiveRecord object:

/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/dbd-odbc-0.2.4/lib/dbd/odbc/
statement.rb:41: [BUG] Segmentation fault
ruby 1.8.7 (2009-06-12 patchlevel 174) [i686-darwin10.0.0]

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,
Tom

Have you gotten unixODBC to work on Snow Leopard?

On Sep 24, 6:09 am, Iljun K. [email protected]

TomRossi7 wrote:

Has anyone been able to get Rails talking to Microsoft SQL Server from
OSX Snow Leopard? In the past with Leopard, I used the instructions
found here: http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/database-support/ms-sql. But
with Snow Leopard I get the following error when I try to access an
ActiveRecord object:

/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/dbd-odbc-0.2.4/lib/dbd/odbc/
statement.rb:41: [BUG] Segmentation fault
ruby 1.8.7 (2009-06-12 patchlevel 174) [i686-darwin10.0.0]

I wonder if you seeing a similar issue as with MySQL. Maybe you need to
force the C extensions for your gems to compile for your specific
platform using ARCHFLAGS:

Example:
sudo env ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" gem install <gem_name>

Make sure the -arch setting is correct for your platform.
One of [ i386 (32-bit), x86_64(64-bit), ppc, ppc64 ].

This is only a guess as to the cause of your problem, but maybe
something you might want to look into.

Is there a way to use unixODBC without a DSN?

On Sep 24, 10:08 am, Iljun K. [email protected]

tomrossi7 wrote:

Have you gotten unixODBC to work on Snow Leopard?

Yes, it worked for me.

–IJ

I’m having the same problem as Tom. I can connect to the SQL Server
and run a “select *” from iSQL, so I believe that ruby-odbc bindings
are using iODBC instead of unixODBC

% tsql -C
Compile-time settings (established with the “configure” script)
Version: freetds v0.82
freetds.conf directory: /usr/local/Cellar/freetds/0.82/
etc
MS db-lib source compatibility: yes
Sybase binary compatibility: no
Thread safety: yes
iconv library: yes
TDS version: 8.0
iODBC: no
unixodbc: yes

% ruby extconf.rb --with-odbc-dir=/usr/local/lib

checking for version.h… yes
checking for sql.h… yes
checking for sqlext.h… yes
checking for SQLTCHAR in sqltypes.h… yes
checking for SQLLEN in sqltypes.h… yes
checking for SQLULEN in sqltypes.h… yes
checking for odbcinst.h… yes
checking for SQLAllocConnect() in -lodbc… no
checking for SQLAllocConnect() in -liodbc… yes
checking for SQLConfigDataSource() in -lodbcinst… no
checking for SQLConfigDataSource() in -liodbcinst… yes
checking for SQLInstallerError() in odbcinst.h… yes
creating Makefile

On Sep 24, 5:09 am, Iljun K. [email protected]

I was having this same problem.

I switched from iODBC to UNIXODBC and this problem went away for me!

Thanks for your help!

I would defer to the SQL Server adapter wiki for latest information.
http://wiki.github.com/rails-sqlserver/2000-2005-adapter/platform-installation

Can you post how you set up unixodbc to resolve the issue?

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