Subject Re: [firebird-support] embedded firebird under linux fails when no /opt/firebird/XYZ exist
Author Helen Borrie
At 04:00 PM 10/09/2004 +0300, you wrote:

> >No: it's an unfortunate naming confusion.
> >
> > on Linux is not the "linux-equivalent" of the Windows
> >embedded server. It is a non-threadable client to the Classic server, than
> >enables direct local connection to a database. It is typically used to
> >write "embedded applications", viz. applications that can have a special
> >variety of SQL (known as "Embedded SQL") embedded in the program
> >sources. When these sources are pre-processed, this SQL is converted to C
> >macro calls that are embedded in the application.
> >
> >You should have no difficulty connecting to a Classic server with the local
> >client ( just as usual. It provides a one-user model that it
> >just as compact as the Windows embedded server: but it's not an embedded
> >server.
> >
> > can be used as a regular API client on the local machine.
> >Classic server needs all its pieces in the proper (installed)
> >locations. If you move them (as you would for Window embedded server) the
> >client/server connection won't work.
> >
> >I saw your postings in Firebird-java, and Roman's responses, so it's
> >obvious you are not the only one confused by this.
> >
> >./heLen
> >
> >
>Thanks Helen, but..
>my simple question is - I distribute my apps for Windows with 3 dlls and
>they just work. For any user. But when I have to do this in Linux - I
>have to write some files in /opt/firebird .. a place where ordinary user
>may not have sufficient rights to do so. So please can you guide me a
>little how can I work this out.

Do you mean the user has to write files to /opt/firebird at filesystem
level? If so, made the (system) user a member of the firebird group. But
it's not desirable to allow users to write to the server's area...