Subject Re: [ib-support] Client distributions
Author Artur Anjos
This is a 'quick approach'. Of course we will have some problems if the user
as some other FB application, or if FB as already installed.

But for 'very controlled environments', this could be the quick way. Someone
(don't remember who) change FB for not look on the registry to let this
situation work.

See below.

> That's not such good idea (especially for msvcrt.dll which is a
> Microsoft DLL). You will pretty much guarantee problems if someone has
> other InterBase or Firebird apps on the same pc.

> Gds32.dll should be reference counted in the registry and should be
> installed in the system32 folder. Interbase.msg should be in a folder
> that is referenced by the registry key
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Borland\InterBase\CurrentVersion\RootDirecto
> ry.
You just need to keep track of this if you put GDS32.DLL on system32, as the
installation does (and you have done a great job on this). If you put it on
the appl directory, as I suggested, ou don't need to keep track of that

Again: this is an easy 'quick and dirty way to let it work'. People who use
this approach should be aware of the 'in's and out's'.

Artur Anjos