Subject Re: [firebird-support] Fwd: Visual C++ Runtime Library Error!
Author Ramiro Barreca
Dear Helen:
As I see, the last stable FB version is the 2.1.3. We are in plan of
migrating our SS to a Linux CentOS in a CS installation.
We need to know what version is the most suitable to have the last bugs
corrections to install at the new server.
What are the snapshots? are they just for beta-testing? Or are they stable?
Can they be installed periodically over a stable version?
Thanks in advance.

Ramiro Barreca

2010/2/2 Helen Borrie <helebor@...>

> At 11:10 PM 2/02/2010, you wrote:
> >Any idea for this issue?
> Recap:
> >Since some time ago we are having FBserver hangups with an Application
> Popup
> >window reporting "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library: Runtime Error!"
> >
> >Our installation is a FB server as Superserver
> >Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2
> >2 GB of RAM
> >Plenty of space in HD.
> >Page of 40960
> >Up to 400 connected simultaneously.
> Sure. The obvious ones are.-
> 1. Go to the Firebird website Documentation area and grab the Migration and
> Installation document. In there, the issues concerning the MSVC runtimes are
> discussed in great detail in the Windows installation section.
> The earlier versions of this installation document, such as what you may
> have now, because you are running a very old 2.1 server release, do not make
> the runtime issues so obvious. In fact, AFAIR, at the 2.1.1 stage, I had not
> even updated the v.2.0 notes about the runtimes so the info there is
> actually wrong.
> In short, you *must* pay attention to the assemblies and Fb servers and
> clients must use the correction versions of the MSVC8 runtimes, i.e., they
> must access the generic, lowest-common-denominator versions that MS
> distributes in its vcredist_32 or vcredist_64 pack. Those versions should be
> present in your Firebird installation (in the \bin directory, I think); if
> not, you can download them.
> 2. Whilst you are in the documentation index, you might like to inspect the
> Bug Fixes document. It might astonish you how many bugs have been fixed in
> v.2.1 since July 2008 when v.2.1.1 was released.
> 3. If you are seeing a *dialog box* on the host machine for a runtime error
> related to Firebird server then you are apparently running Firebird as an
> application on a platform designed to run services. OTOH, if you *are*
> running Firebird as a service, and you are sure the runtime error pertains
> to Firebird, then you have a runtime problem with the client library.
> Clients *do* run in user space.
> 4. The reason why Microsoft releases service packs is to ensure that you
> get up to date with *Windows* bug fixes, especially any that you have missed
> in Windows updates since the previous service pack. SP2 is very old - almost
> three years (13 March 2007).
> 5. Get into the habit of checking the firebird.log when you encounter
> problems. When the server gets a problem, fbserver and fbguard (if it is
> running) try very hard to deliver clues before it dies.
> ./heLen

Ramiro Barreca

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