Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: FireBird CS locking on FreeBSD?
Author Geoffrey M. Ongley
On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 03:10 pm, Scott Taylor wrote:
> At 07:34 07/25/03, you wrote:
> >At 05:24 PM 25/07/2003 +0000, you wrote:
> > >Hi there,
> > >
> > >The problem may not exist on that version ( My issue may
> > > be specific to, but I'm not sure. It is running Linux
> > > binaries
> >
> > using
> >
> > >the Linux_base that comes with FreeBSD
> >
> >Is that some sort of compatibility layer?
> It's somewhat of an environment with Linux Libraries, like a virtual
> machine, similar to WINE. Sometimes these things work, sometimes they
> don't, never are they guaranteed. Never should they be used on production
> servers, as far as I am concerned.

I somewhat disagree, it's not really -too- much like a VM, for one, VM's carry
alot of overhead (converting instructions to something more native, etc),
where as Linux-base on FreeBSD does not have a large overhead. Most Linux
applications run very well on FreeBSD out of the box, sometimes better than
on Linux itself.

There's some info in the FreeBSD handbook.

And a short list of programs that are run in linux compatability straight from
the FreeBSD ports collection:

Anyway, I'm not hear to argue about that. I simply wanted to know if anyone
else experienced this, and/or knew how to fix it (if possible), and if not,
then I have some more arguing to do with the software company in question if
I get the same software going on 1.0.2 with native binaries.

> > >; and with the software I need to run
> > >"apparently" they require you use that specific version of Firebird.
> > >
> > >If there is a FreeBSD binary
> >
> >Yes, there
> >is.
> That should help him. :)

Scott, I'll ignore that comment. As mentioned I was already well aware of this
version of firebird being natively available.. it's an issue of politics, I
have been told I MUST be using this specific version of firebird. I can't say
enough I don't agree with it, but I have some very strict guidelines to stay
within, which is what I am trying to do.