Subject Re: [ib-support] Re: Mandrake 9 and Interbase 6
Author William L. Thomson Jr.
Response inline

On Sat, 2002-12-21 at 04:15, skotaylor wrote:
> --- In, "wang960" <wang960@y...> wrote:
> >
> > error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
> > the shared object file: No such file or directory
> 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
> errors.

Actually it may be installed already. It just may be looking for a .so
with a different name.

Do a locate ncurses or libncurses

On my RH 8.0 system I have


In you case you would need to do something like ->

Or something like that. Try to link to the actual so, but you can
symlink a symlink. ;)

> 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
> : ?

Agreed, that script has made starting and stopping allot easier. I would
also recommend using it.

> 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.

RH 8.0 works great on a production server. My Fb Db server has been
running RH 8.0 for several month straight now with no problems.

My personal opinion is RH is the most common dare I say best distro for
business corporate users. This is now off topic, and I do not want to
start a flame or opinion war.

Rule of thumb, business/corporations like certifications. RH really has
the only widely known and accepted certification program.

> 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.

I do not think you will be unable to get things working. Nor do I think
you will have stability issues. You just have simple problem(s) so far,
nothing that you won't run into with other apps as well.

William L. Thomson Jr.
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Obsidian-Studios Inc.
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