Subject Re: [ib-support] FB 1.0 Problem
Author Ann W. Harrison
At 05:25 PM 10/16/2001 -0400, Paul Schmidt wrote:

>Somehow when I installed Delphi 3, it wrote a gds32.dll from 1996,
>the FB installer refused to overwrite this file, causing the above
>error. Does the installer check the version number?

Yes it does. The problem is that InterBase is V6.x while the
equivalent Firebird is V1.x, which makes the installer (and the
installer writer) unhappy. We've introduced a hack which should
work and should keep other installers from replacing our gds32.dll.

> perhaps this could be "fixed" with a documentation
>change, telling folks to make sure they delete any older versions of
>gds32.dll before installing.

I hope we can do better. On systems with links, this is all easy ...
even logical names ... but that's not where we are, so we're going
to have to cope. Documenting the awkwardness is better than letting
everybody fall into it...


We have answers.