Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird 1.0 build fails on Gentoo Linux
Author Geert Bevin

I'm the original author of the firebird ebuild on Gentoo.

First, the firebird package on gentoo is meant for embedded purposes and
builds only the classic server and not the superserver. Just yesterday I
finished a superserver package which installs in another directory, but
it will not be included in portage since I'm not part of Gentoo's dev
team anymore.

I'm now building the original package again to see where you error is
located. If you have any info, don't hesitate providing it to me.

Best regards,


Helen Borrie wrote:
> It's unusual to be moving a binary builder on from ib-support - usually I'm
> sweeping in the opposite direction! :-)
> Please take this question to the firebird-devel list on
> That's the one where your build problems will be looked
> at with a lot of eyes. Here in ib-support we do user support...
> thanks
> ^heLen
> At 03:17 AM 16-08-02 +0000, you wrote:
>>I'm not sure if anyone reading this can offer me a hand - i think i
>>ran into a rare error, since even the normally awesome Gentoo lists
>>and forums ran dry on this one.
>>When i try to build Firebird 1.0 (-r1, for the gentoo folks) i get a
>>compile failure when the build tosses the following error out at me:
>>Building the QLI help database...
>>sh -c ' source/interbase/bin/gbak source/qli/master_help_db
>>gbak: ERROR: Your user name and password are not defined. Ask your
>>database administrator to set up a Firebird login.
>>The ebuild then quits, leaving me sans firebird. This sucks :)
>>Anyone know what i'm doing wrong here, or if there's something that
>>needs to be set in the environment to make this work?

Geert Bevin Uwyn
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