Subject RE: [ib-support] Re: New Firebird Release 1.0.0 Beta2 Available
Author Paul Schmidt

On 23 Aug 2001, at 8:15, Leyne, Sean wrote:

> Alexander,
> > Does it mean I must to keep myself from joining large splitted
> > database into one file on Red Hat 6.2 just now?
> Yes!
> In fact with Red Hat 6.2, you won't *ever* be able to use the 64bit
> I/O support.
> Both the OS and the filing systems don't support for large files.

RH 6.2 and 64bit, it needs a compatible kernel, the standard one may
be too old, probably best to go to one of the kernel sites and get
the 2.4 kernel tarball. Follow the included directions exactly, it
may suggest updating glibc or the compiler to a newer one, trust the
directions, and make the updates. Then go to and get
the latest rieserfs patches, and apply those. This should give him
the ability to create a 64bit file system, then try it and see if it
works, let the rest of us know.

It's not impossible, it's just harder to do, it's possible to take a
Slackware 1.0 installation from 1994, and by continually updating
bits and pieces since then, have a very modern and usable system.
Some of those updates would be rather nasty (the conversion from
a.out to elf comes to mind, because it meant updating libraries that
were in use).

Installing a new version, in fact is often harder to do, because all
the nice little customizations you have done to the old system get


Paul Schmidt,
Tricat Technologies
Email: paul@...