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Hansl
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Missing library libmyodbc

Post by Hansl » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:59 am

Since regrettably there is no easy upgrade from LMDE2 Mate I'm now starting to do fresh installs of LMDE3 (on ≈14 quite different machines… ugh!), running into many small troubles. One of them is this:

For LibreOffice to access a MySQL database on a server I need to install and set up several things (following http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/496).

One of them is libmyodbc which seems to have dropped from Debian Stretch (why?).
Would it be safe to add the Jessie repos and install it from there?

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Re: Missing library libmyodbc

Post by catweazel » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:07 am

Hansl wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:59 am
One of them is libmyodbc which seems to have dropped from Debian Stretch (why?).
Old age.

https://alioth-lists.debian.net/piperma ... 09673.html
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Re: Missing library libmyodbc

Post by Monsta » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:54 am

Well... there's kind of hackish way to upgrade LMDE 2 MATE to LMDE 3 Cinnamon+MATE...

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3635#comment-145312
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3635#comment-145378

Actually, no need to install Cinnamon before the upgrade... dealing with the mint-info + mint-user-guide combo is enough (because mintupgrade will install mint-meta-cinnamon package in the process anyway).

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Re: Missing library libmyodbc

Post by Hansl » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:27 am

Uh, that post and its follow-ups doesn't sound quite optimistic…
The there-mentioned https://downloads.mariadb.org/connector-odbc/ would probably also take some work to set it up properly for LibreOffice, I' afraid.
Plus, the call for libmyodbc comes out of LibreOffice, so I don't know if it would work with MariaDB's connector?

Has anyone recently successfully set up LO Base for such a connection?

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Re: Missing library libmyodbc

Post by Hansl » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:38 am

Monsta wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:54 am
Well... there's kind of hackish way to upgrade LMDE 2 MATE to LMDE 3 Cinnamon+MATE...
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3635#comment-145312
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3635#comment-145378
Actually, no need to install Cinnamon before the upgrade... dealing with the mint-info + mint-user-guide combo is enough (because mintupgrade will install mint-meta-cinnamon package in the process anyway).
Hmm… I'm not sure what to think of this.  On one hand, it would save me a lot of work re-setting up the previous configurations.  On the other hand, there are enough old things that could this way also be broken and need tinkering.  And it would be nice to have consistent clean fresh systems.  Some had already been upgraded from LMDE1, and the look and feel and behaviour has become markedly different over the years.  So I'll try investing the extra time for the cleanup. (Maybe I'll change my mind after the first few…)  (Well, copying the old Thunderbird/LibreOffice profiles also accounts for differences to fresh installs.) 
About Cinnamon vs. Mate, I'm not yet decided.

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