[Lazarus] Cannot connect Firebird server

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Wed Jul 25 13:06:35 CEST 2012

On Wed, 25 Jul 2012, Reinier Olislagers wrote:

> 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 ;)

It must be true on a client PC as well.

>> 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?

That's why I added 'then'. It's only the second option.


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