Subject Re: Error installing on Win XP Pro
Author Adam
--- In, "Bob Murdoch"
<mailgroups@...> wrote:
> Adam,
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Adam [mailto:s3057043@...]
> > Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 7:15 PM
> >
> > Also I hope D drive refers to a hard drive or partition of a hard
> > drive, not some mapped drive or something like that.
> My first reaction was "of course it's a local drive, do you think I'm
> a dummy?". This was quickly followed by "oh crap, that's the SUBST
> drive I use to sync the laptop config with my desktop".
> Installing Firebird to "c:\d_drive\Firebird" was successful.
> Moral of the story - do not install to mapped drive or SUBST drive.
> Thanks for the memory jog.

This is a gotcha in Windows rather than Firebird specifically. I
suppose the installer could be enhanced to warn you.

I encountered the same problem trying to install a service I wrote
myself from my T drive, until I figured I had to install from the
'real' path. Windows isn't clever enough to resolve the subst path.