[Lazarus] [OT?] How to silently install Firebird ?

Koenraad Lelong lazarus1 at de-brouwerij.be
Mon Nov 28 12:41:16 CET 2011


I made an application using firebird. Not the first actually ;-) I 
wanted to create an installer for it using inno-setup. I also included 
the firebird installation, a silent install. Unfortunately, my 
application does not work, because the firebird-driver is not found.
Investigation showed some of the switches seem not to work. I did :
Firebird- /SP- /SILENT 

In "Program Files" I see a directory for firebird, and there I find 
fbclient. But /COPYFBCLIENT should copy this in the windows system 
directory, but it doesn't.
If I install "manually" with firebird's own installer, all is fine.

This happens at least since Firebird 2.1.4. Firebird 2.0.4 works OK.
Am I doing something wrong ? The docs say it should work.

Another question : I read somewhere one should avoid copying fblient. 
But how do I know where fbclient is installed ? Should I search the 
registry ?

Thanks for any clarification on this.


Koenraad Lelong.

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