Subject Re: [firebird-support] Urgent Help Plz. Installation Problem with FirebirdSS- on Suse 8.2 Pro
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:22 PM 17/08/2004 +0530, you wrote:

>Dear Friends,
>I have Downloaded both FirebirdSS-
>and FirebirdSS- also and tried to
>Install them on PII, 512 MB RAM, 30 GB (IDE) Suse 8.2 Pro
>Every time I tried the Yast keeps on showing Hourglass for
>indefinite time after showing the progress bar 100% complete
>and if I kill the process and restart the server I could not
>connect to the Server. All the versions earlier than 1.5
>are installing properly and working fine on our production
>sites for more than a year.
>Can somebody guide me any precautions I have to take
>before/while/after installation ?

This may be an architectural issue - the rpm package was built for i686 and
your machine is i386.

Fb 1.5 is written in C++, not C as previous versions were, so your problem
may be a question of C++ support. SuSE 8.x versions are marginal in this
respect (see "Linux Compatibilities" in the release notes).

Provided you have recent enough versions of the C and C++ runtimes
installed, you may be able to get around the architectural limitation by
installing Fb 1.5 from the tar kit. There are instructions for doing this
in the installation section of the release notes; but also grab the
v.1.5.1 release notes addendum from the Main Downloads page at, because it contains corrections to the Linux
installation notes provided in the 1.5 notes.