[GRASSLIST:1881] Re: mysql,pg drivers for 5.7

David Orme d.orme at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Nov 25 08:59:37 EST 2003

Are you using the binary version provided for Mac OS X by Markus 
Neteler? I've downloaded the same thing and it works fine (Thanks, 
Markus) but has the same limited set of drivers (dbf, shp) - I've been 
assuming that the binary was built without postgres, mysql and odbc 
support in order to reduce the set of dependencies and make the binary 
more portable. If this isn't the case, I'd like to work out how to get 
pgsql and odbc too but I suspect I need to configure and build my own 
copy if I want a postgresql and ODBC support.


On Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at 12:12  am, Christopher Fonnesbeck 

> I am trying to use either mysql or postgresql to store attributes for 
> a GRASS database I am building in GRASS 5.7 (since 5.0.2 does not work 
> reliably with postgresql). Unfortunately when I try and manage the 
> default settings using v.database as outlined in the tutorial, the 
> only drivers are dbf and shp (since when is shapefile a database 
> driver??). Nowhere does it say where to get the pg/mysql drivers, so I 
> would be most appreicative of anyone who would point me in the right 
> direction. It might be a good idea to include these in future > releases.
> --
> Christopher J. Fonnesbeck ( c h r i s @ f o n n e s b e c k . o r g )
> Georgia Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, University of 
> Georgia

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