Subject Firebird Installation Problems
Author jrodenhi
I am trying to install and run the Firebird version 1.5 on a Win2K Pro
computer. I have had various versions of Interbase and Firebird on
this computer, and now, with all of the improvements that are included
in version 1.5, I think I am ready to try some development with it.
My problem is that I don't seem to be able to install it and get it
running successfully.

I uninstalled the previous versions, but I still got an indication of
a service in the My Computer|Manage utility. I deleted the Firebird
key in the registry under HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services and
that eliminated the listing. Then, I extracted the files from the RC6
file into my D:\Program Files\Firebird folder and subfolders. I ran
instreg install and instsvc install. Everything seemed to work okay,
but when I try to open IBSQL to access a database on my computer, I
get the following message:
'The exception unknown software exception occurred in the application
...' and then a message box saying that there was a runtime 217 error.

I get exactly the same message from IBOConsole. From the Sofmosis
editor, I get a message box saying that there was a "system error.
Code 127. The specified procedure could not be found." Marathon
produced the same result as IBSQL. I figure all these error messages
are trying to tell me something. And I think that I have left
something on my computer from a previous installation. I have
installed it successfully on my computer at work. Does anyone have
any suggestions on how I might get over this problem?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

-Jack Rodenhi