Subject Re: [firebird-support] linux, firebird embedded and $FIREBIRD_TMP
Author Milan Babuskov
Philippe Makowski wrote:
> Milan Babuskov [09-09-29 16.22] :
>> AFAIK, only a single Linux user can access the same database file at the
>> same time. You can have multiple applications accessing the same
>> database file, but they must all be "owned" by the same Linux user. This
>> is because only one user can hold a lock on that file.
> this could be solved I think if users are members of the same firebird group
> why don't you use this setup ?

Because I'm handing out my Firebird-embedded-powered applications to
users which do not have administrative privileges on the machines they
use and they still want to be able to run multiple applications that
access the same database. For example, they can run the inventory
application to look at inventory and a separate application that uses
barcode reader to fill in that database. All without having access to
administrative account.

IMHO, this feature is one of the features that give edge to Firebird
over other embedded database engines.

But, ok, even if support for this is removed, we can still use 2.1. It
has all the features an embedded application needs, so it's not a big deal.

Milan Babuskov

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