Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird and AMD64
Author Ann W. Harrison
mi_whitebrook_13 wrote:

> Now i've run into the problem that Firebird is masked for AMD64.

You can run the 32 bit images with no problems at all. There are
problems with the native 64 bit version Firebird 1.5, and serious
problems with mixing 32 and 64 bit images.

> What options have I got? I've come up with those ones:
> - Unmask and compile Firebird 1.5.3 for AMD64 (bad idea maybe)

A bad idea, certainly.

> - Use the latest Firebird 2 RC2 (is it stable yet?)

A release candidate is a build that is still in test, but which
resolved all the issues raised by the beta test and and, pending
testing, may be the final release.

> - Ditch the 64-bit install and go for x86 (I really don't like this
> idea since we may put more RAM into the box in the future)

Since Firebird doesn't make heavy use of large memories, what I
would do is install the 32-bit V1.5, then after 2.0 has been released,
upgrade to it then add the RAM.