[fpc-pascal] sqldb firebird on linux can't find client lib

Bisma Jayadi bisma at brawijaya.ac.id
Thu Feb 15 12:01:59 CET 2007

Hi all,

I have a console FPC application which uses sqlDB to connect to Firebird 2, 
using TIBConnection, TSQLTransaction, and TSQLQuery. The application run very 
well on win32 (XP SP2 and FB2). Then I try to compile it on Linux (i386 FC4 and 
FB2), but the application failed to start with the following error:

EInOutError : Can not load default Firebird clients ("libgds.so" or 
"libfbclient.so"). Check your installation.

I had make myself sure that both libfbclient.so and libgds.so had symlink on 
/usr/lib, had been registered on ldconfig, and both firebird/lib and /usr/lib 
directory is in the search path. Still, the error persists. :(

I believe there's no problem with the FB server itself since I can get connected 
to the FB server from remote machines or local acess using FB's ISQL.

Is there anything more I need to do? Or did I do something wrong? Or there are 
any special configs/settings for sqlDB on Linux? For any help and reply, I thank 
you in advance.


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