Subject Re: [firebird-support] Falling at second hurdle ...
Author Lester Caine
On 17/01/2019 10:51, liviuslivius liviuslivius@...
[firebird-support] wrote:
> Hi.
> I suppose you have missed previous point at
> Look for

"This initialization is not required and should NOT be performed if you
have configured the server to use legacy (pre-Firebird 3 style)
authentication and user management."

So is that not the case?

> Regards,
> Karol Bieniaszewski
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> Od: "Lester Caine lester@... [firebird-support]"
> <>
> Data: 17.01.2019 11:40 (GMT+01:00)
> Do:
> Temat: [firebird-support] Falling at second hurdle ...
> OK, hitting a brick wall using older server setups with things that are
> considered essential these days no longer working, and the fixes
> requiring a full upgrade.
> Servers are running SUSE42.3 with Nginx/PHP7.0/FB2.5 and reliant on
> Letsecrypt for certificates, but trying to run a renew yesterday as I
> needed some revised certs failed. This is not unusual for Letsecrypt
> even with the 'no upgrade' option and the supported certbot version is
> far behind ... but the other machines it's running fine! ... so looked
> to upgrade to SUSE15.0. Only problem, it ignored the lock on PHP7.0 and
> FB2.5 and upgraded both to 7.2 and 3. certbot has at least updataed the
> certs but still will not create the one I wanted yesterday morning but
> I'm used to that aggro ... it will just run http for now!
> Needing sites back up again I switched over to a backup FB2.5 server and
> spent a few hours clearing all the crap that PHP7.2 introduced. There is
> NO need to complain about numbers not being the right type when the
> language has worked fine for 20 years without strict typing :(
> Now the REAL problem. I have FB3.0.2 installed by SUSE. Needed to start
> it manually, but I also need to restore Legacy authentication. The ONLY
> user is PHP and so I don't want any extra user access, just using
> Flamerobin as the backup access if there are problems that can't be
> fixed via the PHP interface. But currently I can't 'Retrieve Server
> Version' on Flamerobin as it says check 'Compatibility Issues' ... I've
> run through
> and yes stop/started firebird service ... but no joy. I've been at this
> point before an gave up, just switching back to 2.5 but I think I'm
> forced to persevere this time ... how do I get Flamerobin to connect ...
> given that the target machine is text only and I'm using Flamerobin from
> an FB2.5 machine since I still need access to both versions.

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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