Subject Difficulties running Firebird 1.0 build 796 on Slackware 8.1
Author Brian L. Juergensmeyer
Hi, all,

I recently downloaded and attempted an install of Firebird 1.0 onto my
Slackware 8.1 system. The post-install fails due to different file
locations and setups (for instance, Slackware 8.1 does not have an
/etc/init.d directory).

I went through the, and files by
hand and attempted to make the intended changes to the system as follows:
- both the machine name and localhost were added to the hosts.equiv file
- gds_db 3050/tcp
was added to my /etc/services file
- gds_db stream tcp nowait.30000 root /usr/sbin/tcp
/opt/interbase/bin/ibmgr -start -forever
was added to my inetd.conf file
- I created an rc.firebird file in /etc/rc.d that attempts to start Firebird
/opt/interbase/bin/ibmgr -start -forever

When I attempt to start Firebird by hand using the command above, the shell
will hang for maybe 10 seconds and return an error message:

check $INTERBASE/interbase.log file for errors
can not start server

and my interbase.log file contains several instances of the following error
odin (Client) Fri Sep 20 15:03:03 2002
INET/inet_error: receive in try_connect errno =2

However, interbase.log also contains
/opt/interbase/bin/ibguard: guardian starting bin/ibserver

and running 'ps x' shows
450 pts/0 S 0:00 /opt/interbase/bin/ibguard -f
451 ? S 0:00 /opt/interbase/bin/ibserver
465 ? S 0:00 /opt/interbase/bin/ibserver

Obviously, this points to some sort of network communications problem, but I
cannot think of what it would be. Both and the ip address for
eth0 are specifically added to hosts.allow.

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance for any assistance,


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