Subject Re: Mandrake 9 and Interbase 6
Author skotaylor <>
--- In, "wang960" <wang960@y...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to install the Open source version of Interbase 6 into
> mandrake 9, when running the :
> /bin/su - interbase -c"/opt/interbase/bin/ibmgr -start > /dev/null"
> i got following error:
> error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
> the shared object file: No such file or directory

Not sure if I should reply to question 1, 2 or 3 so I let the law of
averages select for me: closed my eyes and clicked. =P

You need to install ncurses. If you had used the RPM system it would
have told you about missing dependencies, or had you read the output
of ./config and Makefile you would have noticed a huge number of

Besides all that, why are you starting interbase that way? Why don't
you start it like MDK starts everything :
/etc/rc.d/init.d/firebird start
: ?

One other thing, MDK9.0 is as buggy as it gets, 8.2 works well and
RH7.2 also works great with Firebird 1.0, and soon to check out:
Firebird 1.2, probably even better. I hope you don't plan to use
MDK9.0 on a production server. I would wait until mid-Aug. 2003 when
9.2 comes around.

All that said, Firebird 1.x and MDK9 should just work right out of the
box as long as you have all the right parts.