Subject Re: [ib-support] Install Firebird in lunix mandrake
Author Scott Taylor
> From: Carlos Alberto Lima dos Santos [mailto:carlos_listas@...]
> Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 9:43 PM
> To: ib-support
> Subject: [ib-support] Install Firebird in lunix mandrake
> I have installed the linuz mandrake 8.2 and installed fire bird super
> server (.tar.gz). But when I connectinf to the IB occurs the following
> messages:
> -unable to complete network request to hos "localhost"
> -failed to stablish a connection
> -connection refused
> -usable to open database
> Somebody has some tip of that it can is occurring.

The setup on Linux Mandrake 8.2 doesn't quite work as expected.

As root:
Edit the /etc/services file, the last line should
start with "gds_db", if firebird was the last thing
you installed. I've seen it appended to the last
line instead of on it's own line. Make sure it is
on it's own line.

This is handled in the next script but I just
like to do it first: make sure firebird is stopped:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/firebird stop
this will create the user and group (if you
haven't already) firebird so you don't have
to run as root. Any .gdb files will have
to be owned by the user firebird. The script
also changes the ./bin files owner.

edit /etc/rc.d/init.d/firebird script
somewhere around line 26 is
change that to FBRunUser=firebird

start firebird:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/firebird start

If that doesn't do it for you, then you better check your firewall isn't
blocking port 3050.

Hope this helps.