Minor revision of OpenOffice.org ‘deleted’ psqlodbc.so

Even the minor upgrade of OpenOffice.org with my Ubuntu setup made a panicky situation as far as database connection was concerned. I had already experienced this before but failed to document it. Now that I experienced this again with another machine in my office, I’m forced to let the public know.

Once the system is upgraded, particularly OOo version from 2.0.1 to 2.0.2 and related packages, you can no longer connect to a PostgreSQL database with an error message something like “/usr/lib/odbc/psqlodbc.so: no such file or directory”. Solution: Issue this command on a terminal: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/odbc/psqlodbca.so /usr/lib/odbc/psqlodbc.so. One can then connect to a database just like before.

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