Subject Cannot install 2.5.4 on Linux Mint - gsec error
Author David Nock

I am having problems getting 2.5.4 to install on Linux Mint 17.1 using
the instructions at

The installation starts ok, prompts for SYSDBA password, but then shows
the following:

# sudo apt-get install firebird2.5-super
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
Setting up firebird2.5-common-doc ( ...
Setting up firebird2.5-common ( ...
Setting up libfbclient2:i386 ( ...
Setting up libib-util:i386 ( ...
Setting up firebird2.5-server-common ( ...
Setting up firebird2.5-super ( ...
Created default security2.fdb
* Starting Firebird 2.5 super server... [ OK ]
use gsec -? to get help
cannot attach to password database
unable to open database
Error setting new SYSDBA password
Please reconfigure the firebird package to try again
* Firebird 2.5 super server already running
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.3) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...

Looking at the SYSDBA.password file, this hasn't been updated. Running
'dpkg-reconfigure firebird2.5-super' or 'gsec' to set the password
results in the same error.
I have previously installed 2.5.3 onto the same OS (different machine)
using the same instructions and that worked perfectly.

# ls -l /var/lib/firebird/2.5/system/security2.fdb
-rw-rw---- 1 firebird firebird 802816 May 8 10:31

# uname -a
Linux LinuxFB25 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:30:01 UTC
2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

# lsb_release -d
Description: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca