After installing a fresh new copy of Ubuntu 16.04, I tried to install MySQL ODBC as per the official documentation at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ODBC:
# apt-get install libmyodbc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package libmyodbc is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'libmyodbc' has no installation candidate
I can see this is getting off to a great start!
Searching the package repository for ODBC hasn't been particularly helpful either. This is a very important part of any modern Linux system! Where did it go?!
PS: Updating the documentation at help.ubuntu.com would be nice too!
Edited to add: Also, it seems that the driver file libmyodbc.so doesn't exist on this version of Ubuntu.