Hey php-dbers,

I have a helper script that connects to an MSsql database to select retailer
location information, which is then processed into mysql statements to be
inserted into another remote database (this one MYsql).

Currently it is ran manually from a windows system that was preconfigured
(prior to my arrival). It's my task to get it integrated into a linux
installation so that it can be set up under crontab to execute daily.

My issue is that in testing (I am running MAMP on mac 10.6.7) the mssql
functions are not available out of the box. Since I am not a formal
programmer, this is compounded by the fact that the process to configure
build and install is completely foreign to me. I followed some instruction (
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/mssql+mamp+php+mac+osx) to download freetds and
I tried to run the first command (./configure
--prefix=/Applications/MAMP/Library --with-tdsver=8.0
--sysconfdir=/Applications/MAMP/conf/freetds) with my appropriate
information, and I am given this error: "configure: error: no acceptable C
compiler found in $PATH See `config.log' for more details."

In doing more research, many say that gcc should be already installed on my
mac, but it's not. Other posts say you can get it in xcode, but Apple now
forces you to pay $100 to get apple dev tools... yeah right! I found GCC at
*gcc*.gnu.org, but when trying to run (../gcc-4.6.0/configure) it runs into
another issue "checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: in `/Users/toltmanns/Downloads/gcc':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
"

Tell me, how in the world are you suppose to compile a c compiler when you
dont have one yet?

Any direction would be helpful.

Are there alternative ways to interact with MSsql?

Thanks,
Troy Oltmanns

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