[Lazarus] Cannot connect Firebird server

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Jul 26 10:25:15 CEST 2012

Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 25 July 2012 11:40,  <michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be> wrote:
>>> Then, try adding
>>>   InitialiseIBase60('fbclient.dll');
>>> as the first line in your program source.
>> Why do you need that? All my tiOPF based apps, and tiOPF itself
>> doesn't contain such a line, yet I connect to Firebird without
>> problems.
>> Just curious, as this is the first time I hear about that function call.
> The call is implicit when you connect to firebird for the first time 
> with SQLDB.
> It loads the library, and then loads all entry points it finds.
> It just means that in your case, the library is always correctly found.
> (which is a good thing)

Importantly, I think that all of the database packages have now been 
updated to allow the location of the library to be passed as a 
parameter, which means that a privileged user no longer has to set up 
symlinks etc.

Grepping the case of PostgreSQL, it appears that this was introduced in 
2.6.0 (what I wrote earlier was pessimistic, I should have checked the 
current release).

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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