Subject Re: upgrading to RC1.5
Author dixonepperson
>When using Firebird on a Linux server, what is needed for a Windows
> >client to connect and query. A friend of mine says I need SAMBA.
> Everything you need on client side is a FB client library. On
> Windows it is gds32.dll or fbclient.dll.

I tried it but it didn't work. heres what I did.

backup the current db files

Uninstalled Firebird 1.3, removing from Windows\System32 the
gds32.dll but I left the FirebirdControl.cpl

I unzipped the 1.5 to "C:\Program Files\Firebird 1-5rc5" folder.

I ran the following from the command line
"C:\Program Files\Firebird 1-5rc5\bin\instreg.exe"
install "C:\Program Files\Firebird 1-5rc5\bin"

then ran from the command line
"C:\Program Files\Firebird 1-5rc5\bin\instsvc.exe"
install "C:\Program Files\Firebird 1-5rc5\bin"

the registry setting in HKLM\Software\FirebirdSQL\CurrentVersion was

but neither fbclient.dll or gds32.dll were written to the OS.
I copied them manually there.

I copied IBConsole to the "C:\Program Files\Firebird 1-5rc5\bin"
folder and attempted to start it. I couldn't make the connection to
the database. Said it wasn't running, offered to start it for me,
but then couldn't.

I tried IBObjects also, but it couldn't get it going either.
I had to uninstall everything and go back to v1.0.3 but would like to
know. . .What did I miss?

Dixon Epperson