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jdbc mysql connector linux only?

 
Chaz Anderson
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Hi, I'm in comunication with my webhosting company to try and get them to install the jdbc mysql driver on their tomcat server. I told them to get the driver here http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/3.0.html

they replied

"I am afraid that driver is a linux driver and will not work on a windows system.
After doing some research it would seem there is not a driver for this on
windows. I would reccomend using odbc."

Are they incorrect or did I send them the wrong driver? I'm pretty sure thats what I'm useing on my little test server... that runs on windows xp. Besides, isn't java pratform independent?
I really dont want to risk useing odbc.
 
stu derby
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Originally posted by Chaz Anderson:
Hi, I'm in comunication with my webhosting company to try and get them to install the jdbc mysql driver on their tomcat server. I told them to get the driver here http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/3.0.html

they replied

"I am afraid that driver is a linux driver and will not work on a windows system.
After doing some research it would seem there is not a driver for this on
windows. I would reccomend using odbc."

Are they incorrect or did I send them the wrong driver? I'm pretty sure thats what I'm useing on my little test server... that runs on windows xp. Besides, isn't java pratform independent?
I really dont want to risk useing odbc.



Your absolutely right; the MySQL driver is pure Java and will work on any system that supports a current Java version and standard TCP/IP networking. The person at your hosting company who sent that is utterly clueless; there's probably someone else there who knows more about tomcat.
 
Joel McNary
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No, you are correct.

The Connector/J JDBC Driver for MySQL is a Type IV JDBC driver, meaning that it is pure Java and platform independant.

They can download and install from the .zip file provided in the link you sent them.

I wonder what "research" they did to come to their errorous conclusion? The is the same driver I use on both Win2K and XP.
 
Chaz Andrews
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cheers guys

and lol at my typos
 
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