> Being a Windows dev. guy I wonder why the Windows installation
> procedure for MyODBC 3.51 must
> install the ODBC driver in System32?
> In the makefile it copies it to SYSDIR (see below)
> SYSDIR = $(WINDIR)\system32
> copy $(DRIVER_DLL) $(SYSDIR)\myodbc3.dll
> copy $(DRIVER_LIB) $(SYSDIR)\myodbc3.lib
> Doing it a more "normal" ODBC way would be adding the Registry
> keys described below. If you add
> them you can use the Control Panel to add MySQL DataSources just
> like you add ODBC datasources for
> Oracle, DB2 and SQL Server. It also enables to install the driver
> where ever you want.
> Is there a reason for this? Am I missing something?
Probably because doing it the "normal" way isn't. The "normal" way is to
add entries to odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini. that's more platform independent.