[fpc-devel] Firebird shared library name change

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 15:56:41 CEST 2009

2009/8/24 Desmond Coertzen <patrolliekaptein at gmail.com>:
> With my last production experience with Firebird, libgds.so was the stubs to
> the old Interbase lib where Firebird derived from. libfbclient.so.x is

The problem is easy to fix from my side, by simply manually creating a
libfbclient.so symlink to libfbclient.so.2 - which I have done, and my
programs now work.

I just thought it might be nice if SqlDB+Firebird support looked for a
few possible shared library names instead of _only_ looking for
But reading Joost's reply, I guess the answer is no.

Doing a search on http://packages.ubuntu.com, it seems that only the
'firebird2.0-dev' and 'firebird2.1-dev' packages include the symlink
libfbclient.so. The standard firebird client and server packages only
install libfbclient.so.2

  - Graeme -

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