Subject Re: installing v1.5 beta 1
Author bbbvvgtm <>
--- In, Achim Kalwa <home@a...> wrote:
> Hello,
> Scott Pickett wrote:
> > Under Windows 2000, I downloaded v1.5 and unzipped it
> > into c:\fb15\. From c:\vb15\bin\, I did the
> > following:
> >
> > set INTERBASE=c:\fb15\
> > instsvc install %INTERBASE% -auto
> > instreg install %INTERBASE%
> [...]
> > Statement failed, SQLCODE = -904
> > unavailable database
> Looks like you're still using old client library "gds32.dll" (from
> Firebird 1.0 or Interbase 6.0). Copy gds32.dll and fbclient.dll from
> %INTERBASE%\bin to Windows' System32 directory. Don't forget to make a
> backup of current gds32.dll, just in case you would like to switch
back to
> FB1/IB6.
> Achim

This is my first install of Firebird (v1.5 beta). I never had FB 1.0
on my machine. Also, yes, I've copied the two DLLs into the windows
system directory, so I don't think that's it.

It doesn't seem to see the database in c:\fb15 because (1) it says
'unavailable database' and (2) the date/time stamp is not changing.
But, why? Is there something wrong with either of the following commands?

CREATE DATABASE 'c:\vt\test\fdb' page_size 8192 user
'DBASYS' password 'masterkey';

gsec -database c:\fb15\isc4.gdb

Or, is this command bad? Should it not have the final backslash?

set INTERBASE=c:\fb15\

Or, is there some other installation procedure other than running


Scott Pickett