Subject Re: [ib-support] Re: new MacOS X / Darwin FB1 Release
Author John Bellardo

On Thursday, February 6, 2003, at 06:06 PM, Todd <tvj@...> wrote:

> I just verified that there are indeed big problems with the 1.0.1
> Installer for Mac OS X.
> Looking into the package, both postinstall and postupgrade have a
> broken line 130.

Can you determine the cause of the problem? I've used the installer
before on multiple machines without problems.

> The result is that /etc/inetd.conf is overwritten with an empty file.
> Sadly, the script doesn't make a backup of the original before
> modifying it, which strikes me as being quite reckless.

That is old baggage from the original (linux) install scripts. It will
be fixed, but correctly supporting xinetd should go a long way to help
with the problem.

> Further, re-running the installer totally fails.
> It wipes out /Library/Frameworks/Firebird.framework,

I don't even see where (in the install script) it wipes
/Library/Frameworks/Firebird.framework. Removing the
Firebird.framework directory by hand should allow you to reinstall.

> but then fails to extract anything there. The installer log shows
> many many errors. (See below.)
> Are there any plans for a new installer package for FB 1.0.2 ?

Now there are, yes.

> I'm going to try the Darwin installer, maybe that will work.

The install script for Darwin is basically the same thing.

> Here's the installer log. Note that this is apparently from an
> "update" run.
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> Firebird SQL Database v1.0.1 Installation Log
> [...]