Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Problem with instalation on Mandrake Linux -
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:30 AM 3/09/2004 +0000, you wrote:

>Firebird already installed OK, (only in services is still written
>stopped) but when I test it according to page 57 in Release notes
> cd /opt/firebird/bin
> isql -user sysdba -password (password from sysdba.password)
> bash: isql: command not found
>password is correctly written from generated file sysdba.password not
>ommitting size of letters.
>I have already tried to instal versions SS 1.03, CS 1.5.1, SS 1.5.1,
>SS 1.5.1 nptl but the result is always the same.
>What am I doing wrong?

As I wrote before:
> > 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
> > installation notes are in _v1.5, while the *corrections* are in
> _v1.5.1.
> >

The 1.5 release notes are corrected in the notes for 1.5.

The proper way to invoke isql on Linux is:
cd /opt/firebird/bin
./isql -user sysdba -password ui&yrtE

(That is dot-slash-isql)

I don't know what you are trying to say here:

> password is correctly written from generated file sysdba.password not
ommitting size of letters.

cd /opt/firebird

You can look at the contents of SYSDBA.password using this command:

cat SYSDBA.password

(not ./ this time)

Write this password down. Until you change it, it is the SYSDBA password.


It seems you need to get familiar with Linux, too. Look for a HOWTo
document on the linux sites about using the bash shell. Most of the very
basic docs for Linux are available in a lot of languages.