[Lazarus] Cannot connect Firebird server

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 13:00:30 CEST 2012

On 25-7-2012 12:40, michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jul 2012, SÅ‚awek wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'd like to start a new life (after Delphi) with Lazarus IDE but
>> got into trouble with basic Firebird connection  procedure :( Error
>> message: Cannot load default Firebird clients (fbembed.dll or 
>> gds32.dll) ??
>> System Win7,64bit,home Firebird 2.5/32bit installed on local
>> machine from zip package; database located on local machine Lazarus
>> 32bit,
>> Any hints ?
> First, make sure that fbclient.dll is in the PATH
Ah yes, that's of course a neat solution for a dev PC... hadn't thought
about that ;)

> Then, try adding InitialiseIBase60('fbclient.dll'); as the first line
> in your program source.

AFAIU, via fpc\packages\ibase\src\ibase60.inc, fbclient.dll should be
searched automatically, as well as gds32.dll; in newer FPC (at least
since revision 20112) fbembed.dll would be searched (though
unfortunately not first in the sequence)
Wouldn't InitialiseIBase60 be superfluous?

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