Subject Re: [firebird-support] Why am I getting this message
Author Robert Tulloch

Thanks.You were indeed correct. The gds32.dll is Firebird version.

First I assume I can copy the dll from another machine (same date as original install files) and overwrite the Firebird dll.

Exploring this raised some questions on my part.

I have IB-6 installed on an XP machine and also on win10.

The XP is where I later installed and uninstalled Firebird 2.5

There are differences in the directory structure on the two different IB installations


and the win10

And (among other things) a lib dir which does not exist on the XP install.Why the differences?

On 11/16/2018 4:16 AM, Mark Rotteveel [firebird-support] wrote:

On 2018-11-16 02:28, Robert Tulloch
[firebird-support] wrote:
> wisql32.exe execute query
> FB 2.5 uninstalled long ago.
> can't format message 17:10 -- message file C:\WINNT\firebird.msg not
> found
> Registry cleaned.
> ????

Is wisql32.exe the ISQL of InterBase? On that assumption, this error
means that you have a Firebird version of gds32.dll on your path, while
you need the InterBase version. You either need to uninstall it manually
or - from an administrator command prompt - using Firebird's instclient:
`instclient r g` (see `instclient` for options).

Alternatively, if you do intend to use Firebird's gds32/fbclient, this
error means the the firebird.msg file is missing from the indicated