Sybase module for Python
Installation on Windows Using the Free Borland Compiler
Andy Hood sent some instructions on using the Free Borland Compiler
to build the Sybase module on Windows.
- Download compiler and install. Make sure compiler bin
directory is on the path.
- Edit ccompiler.py in the python21/Lib/disutils directory. On
line 850 is the comment '#OS name mappings'. This section sets
the default compiler for the operating system. Change the nt
default from 'msvc' to 'bcpp'. Python already knows all about the
borland compiler, so all we need to is to make it the default.
- The .lib files in the sybase open client lib directory are for
microsoft C. Borland has provided a utility to convert these
files into a format it can use. By trial and error I have found
the command line options that work.
start by copying the .lib files to .lib.old and then run the
coff2omf -lib:st libblk.lib.old libblk.lib
coff2omf -lib:st libcs.lib.old libcs.lib
coff2omf -lib:st libct.lib.old libct.lib
coff2omf -lib:st libsybdb.lib.old libsybdb.lib
- Now you can follow the instructions to included with the sybase
module to install the software. Be forewarned that Borland will
produce a boatload of warning messages. These messages do not
seem to critical as I have not experienced any problems.