Subject Re: [firebird-support] FB 1.5.1 on Linux Mandrake 10, NTPL or the other ?
Author Olivier Mascia

Mon, 02 Aug 2004 22:40:51 +1000, Helen Borrie <helebor@...> wrote:

HB> >I remember seeing mentions of these NPTL (see, I got it right! :) builds
HB> >recently, and before installing any version, wanted to get info from
HB> >here. Seems Mandrake 10 has those libraries. So I guess those builds
HB> >should be the right ones. But are they really needed to fix critical
HB> >deficiencies of the classical builds when run on those NPTL based oses ?
HB> Not absolutely essential, AFAIK. Provided you do the tweaks described in
HB> the v.1.5.0 release notes, you can make Linux use the old threading model
HB> (for RedHat 9, at least...)

Then I will go that route, if applicable to Mandrake of course.
On the least problem I would encounter, I would switch to NPTL, on the
idea that if something is broken and needs fixing, better spend some
time on fixing the new code (that needs more debugging attention) than
maybe pervert the old one to run on the new OS libraries... ;-)

In all cases, thank you!

Olivier Mascia