Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Firebird source failed for linux
Author Randal Carpenter
Yea I am probably using old crap

I used the version at the root of at
It was dated like September.

I suppose I need to take the red pill and hunt out
new sources...I knew I should got the latest cvs,
but the nice tar was there for the taking, what was
I thinking. I will try the cvs now.


On Tue, 21 Nov 2000 Schlottmann-Goedde@... wrote:

> Randal Carpenter schrieb:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I had 2 problems with firebird source building on slackware 7.1. Point me
> > to a better list if you have one thats more suited.
> >
> > 1. Notably the problem was assuming the "." was in the path, which
> > on linux is the case as a regular user on most systems, and NOT
> > the case on linux as root user. So when you su up, it fails when
> > it trys to run msgs/check_messages file as just
> > check_messages
> >
> > ./check_messages would have worked better...or they can do as I
> > did and all "." to the path...but that adds potential security
> > problems to most linux folks would frown on that.
> >
> > 2. It tried to use -lbsd as the curses library. Even the binary version
> > of linux release uses -lncurses. This was in the make_kit file on the
> > build root, the makefile in the gpre subdirectory, and in the makefile in
> > the qli directory. I don't know of any linux version where the bsd
> > library has not been replaced by ncurses or curses or both. Did I mess up
> > here and forget to do something...I changed it where I found it, but the
> > end result was a clean acting but non-complete build...
> Hm, I removed this -lbsd thing in prefix.linux some time ago.
> Has nothing to do with ncurses (an obscure bsd compatibility thing,
> no idea why it was labeled CURSES_LIB)
> Where needed -lncurses is used.
> If you have to do changes in the makefiles do them
> in builds/original.
> >
> > Once I fixed these it built cleanly and did not complain, but all the bins
> > like gpre, qli and isql were all 0 bytes in size.
> Have you looked into interbase/interbase/bin ?
> They should be there.
> >
> > I figure there was somewhere I could have told it to use ncurses/curses
> > libraries instead of bsd, and missing that step might have caused my 0
> > byte binaries...though I got no errors.
> I wonder how old your sources are,
> you should get a new version from cvs.
> Frank
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