Subject Re: [firebird-support] Installing fbserver as an automatic service
Author Paul Reeves
On Thursday 18 September 2003 17:12, Anand wrote:
> I am trying to create a setup program for Firebird 1.5 RC 5 in
> InnoSetup. I
> am calling both the instreg.exe and the instsvc.exe to register
> the
> installation path into the registry and register fbserver as a
> service.

Firstly, I wouldn't bother with RC5. (In fact, why use any release candidate
that is out of date?)

RC6 has improved instreg and instsvc tools. If they are executed on the
commandline you will see the correct syntax for calling them from a batch
file (or InnoSetup). They have changed significantly since RC5, so any work
you do with RC5 will break when you use the newer versions. This is a good
practical example why you shouldn't use a release candidate once it has been

The official InnoSetup script will be committed to the source tree shortly. (I
know, I've been saying this for a while now, but I'm reasonably sure that all
the bugs are shaken out.) You might want to want wait for it as it will
provide a better foundation than the one used for RC4.

Paul Reeves
Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase