There is a freeware/opensource ODBC stack that will connect to MSSQL
on Linux, and probably a couple of commercial ones as well.

Rails' sqladapter.rb has been modified to use that ODBC stack as well
as ADO (if on Win32).



On 8/23/05, John W. Long <ng / johnwlong.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> For some time now we have used custom compiled versions of SQL Relay
> and the Sybase drivers to talk to Microsoft SQL Server 7 on Windows
> from Debian 3.0. We are currently in the process of upgrading to
> Debian 3.1 and are reevaluating our current stack. I'd like to move
> away from using the custom compiled sources and rely strictly on
> packages that are in the default Debian distribution. Is this
> possible?
> 
> I'm a linux newby when it comes to database support. I've done a small
> amount of research on the subject, but would be interested in knowing
> about the solutions that other people are using. What have you found
> that works for talking to SQL Server from Linux?
> 
> --
> John Long
> http://wiseheartdesign.com
> 
> 
>