Subject Re: [firebird-support] Instal error. setup depends on ex.
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:41 PM 17/01/2005 +0000, you wrote:

>I'm completely new to Firebird. I downloaded version 1.5.2 in rpm
>format. when i tried to
>install it as root I got the following error msg:
>+------------------- ERROR -----------------------+
>| Your system miss editor 'ex'. |
>| Please install it before running setup program. |
>On my system (SuSE 9.1 on AMD arch) ex is linked to vim. When I
>searched internet for ex
>I found out that the original version of ex is not common anymore.
>Howcome the firebird setup script uses ex and more important for me:
>How do I solve this?

ex is usually symlinked to *something*. I don't have ex installed on
either Red Hat or Mandrake (my two servers) but the default symlinks work
fine with the 1.5.2 rpms.

The error message is telling you that you don't have a symlink set up for
ex or, if you have, it doesn't work.

So either call ex yourself as root from a shell, to test what's wrong with
*your* symlink. Just create one that points to a plain text editor that is
installed on your system.