Installing the unixODBC driver manager

The unixODBC driver manager is an open source ODBC driver manager that can be used with the Db2® ODBC driver on all supported Linux® and UNIX operating systems.


To install the unixODBC driver manager:

  1. Obtain the unixODBC driver manager.
  2. Install the unixODBC driver manager.
    You can issue the apt-get install command to install the unixODBC driver manager:
    apt-get install unixodbc unixodbc-dev
    Tip: You can also use different package manager command that is based on your operating system architecture and distribution to install a compiled version of the unixODBC driver manager. For example, on Red-Hat Linux operating system, you can use the yum command:
    yum install unixODBC unixODBC-devel
  3. Configure the unixODBC driver manager by adding the following lines in the odbcinst.ini configuration file:
    Description = Db2 Driver
    Driver = <instance_path>/lib/
    The <instance_path> is your Db2 instance path if you installed the full IBM®, such as IBM Data Server Client, IBM Data Server Runtime Client or Db2 database server product. If you installed the IBM Data Server Driver for ODBC and CLI, the <instance_path> is your installation path. You can determine the location of the odbcinst.ini configuration file by issuing the following command:
    odbcinst –j
    For more information about configuring the unixODBC driver manager, see links in the related reference topics.