Ok I've spent last 2 days trying to get odbcUnix, MyODBC, and an
ISeriesDB2ODBC driver installed to linux_base.
I know, I know, the ports ARE my friend but the ISeries driver is released
from IBM in an RPM and is written for Linux only. This is why I'm going the
Whenever I try to run through a --test install of rpm -i, I go into a
dependency death spiral.
I did my homework and found that there are tools like up2date which will
install rpm dependencies automatically, but just trying to install up2date
led me down a path to where is was asking for the sed rpm, the
filesystem.rpm, the tar.rpm, etc (stuff I know is probably not in the
linux_base port to save space). I quit on up2date after 20 different rpm's
listed in my rpm -i --test statement and that one spit out about another 10
This seems too insanely complex to be correct. There's got to be a better