Subject Re: [firebird-support] Problem with instalation on Mandrake Linux
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:25 AM 1/09/2004 +0000, you wrote:

>I have just installed Mandrake Linux ver. 10.0 and tried to install
>latest version o firebird server (SS version) into this machine.
>It should create Firebird user and group but it did not create them.
>In services I can see Firebird but stopped. When I try the Start
>button there appears short notice saying that Firebird was stopped
>sucessfully and started OK.
>I am newbie both to Linux and Firebird and need to install third
>party database application.
>Can anybody help me?

Yes; but begin at the beginning...reply to both of these questions:

1. What is the exact file name of the kit that you installed from?

2. Have you read the release notes, that are in the docs directory? There
should be 2 PDF files, one named Firebird_v1.5.ReleaseNotes.pdf, the other
named Firebird_v1.5.1.ReleaseNotes.pdf. You need BOTH. The Linux
installation notes are in _v1.5, while the *corrections* are in _v1.5.1.

Also, please *ignore* any buttons, etc. that Mandrake prestidigitated into
the graphical interface. Should it ever be necessary (which normally, it
is not) Firebird is controlled from a shell.