Introduction to libiodbc

libiodbc is an API to ODBC compatible databases.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

libiodbc Dependencies


Installation of libiodbc

Install libiodbc by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr                   \
            --with-iodbc-inidir=/etc/iodbc  \
            --includedir=/usr/include/iodbc \
            --disable-libodbc               \
            --disable-static                &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-iodbc-inidir=/etc/iodbc: libiodbc will install configuration files in this directory.

--includedir=/usr/include/iodbc: This installs the interface headers to a private directory to avoid a conflict with headers installed by unixODBC.

--disable-libodbc: This prevents the installation of the symbolic link to avoid a conflict with unixODBC.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: iodbc-config, iodbctest, iodbctestw, and iodbcadm-gtk
Installed Libraries:,,, and
Installed Directory: /usr/include/iodbc, /usr/share/libiodbc, and /etc/iodbc

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