Subject Concurrent installations of Interbase and Firebird
Author mciverd2003
Hi all

Does anyone know of any issues surrounding concurrent installations
of Interbase 6.0 and Firebird 1.5 ??

I have an application written in Delphi (uses Interbase Express
components), which was originally using Interbase 6.0. I ran into a
problem attempting to install and use the application on a machine
that already had a copy of Interbase running, as it seems the version
on this particular machine had been distributed with the default
password changed. Normally for user 'SYSDBA' the password
is 'masterkey'.

I then attempted to use Firebird 1.5 as an alternative, hoping this
would solve the problem, as both Firebird 1.5 and Interbase appear to
be able to run concurrently on the same machine, and as the Firebird
server still used the default SYSDBA/masterkey combination, assumed
this would solve the problem. The same problem appeared to exist
however and the error message received is "Your username and password
are not defined. Ask your database administrator to set up a
Firebird login".

I have been able to simulate this problem on my own machine, by
changing the default password for Interbase 6.0 from masterkey to
something else.

I'd be grateful for any help/suggestions.


Dave McIver