[fpc-pascal] ibase package

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Nov 18 12:19:08 CET 2013

On Mon, 18 Nov 2013, Antonio Fortuny wrote:

> Hi Folks.
> I'm a little bit annoyed by a boring specification in the fpc package. When 
> in a program I use the TIBConnection (along witha transaction and a query), 
> the compiled program looks for the local libfbclient when establishing the 
> connection.
> So far so good. When I install the program in another Linux box, running 
> Firebird 2.1, the program complains that
> "Can not load default Firebird clients ("libfbclient.so.2.5" or "libgds.so" 
> or "libfbembed.so.2.5")". Looks normal as this Linux box uses Firebird 2.1
> Is it possible to force what library should be used instead ? (as UIB does)
> Having a look inside the code, in ibase60 (lines 2680 and fw) library names 
> look fixed and looks like the Firebird version should be fixed before using 
> it.

You can do 2 things:

1. use the TSQLDBLibraryLoader component from sqldblib (in trunk)

2. call
    function InitialiseIBase60(Const LibraryName : AnsiString) : integer;
with the correct library name.


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