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    Unhappy (newbie) Can't Install Firebird


    Hi all,

    I am new to Firebird & new to writing software of any sort.

    I can't seem to install firebird becase when I run instsvc.exe I get a "The INSTSVC.EXE file is linked to missing export ADVAPI32.dll:LsaNtStatusToWinError"

    Now I have no idea what that means or what to do about it.

    Any advise or comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
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    What windows do you run on
    and what version of firebird ?
    Last edited by mariuz; October 16th, 2003 at 02:41 PM.
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    I'm using Win98 and Firebird V1.5
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    Originally posted by b1ueshift
    I'm using Win98 and Firebird V1.5
    it seems that is a WINNT , XP function only and doesn't work on win98 (I'm not a windows expert but this is how it looks )
    Client: Included in Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP3 and later.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...towinerror.asp

    maybe you can tell what realese candidate did you tried to install rc6 ?
    If so then this problem will be submited to the
    devel lists
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    Oops, I neglected to mention something.

    When I first tried to install firebird (1.5.0.3815_RC6_win32), using the install_classic.bat routine, it failed and gave a "A required .DLL fire MSVCP60.DLL, was not found". So I thought, maybe that file is somewhere on my hard drive where the installer can't find it. I did a search and found a file with that name in my "The Sims" directory so I copied it into the firebird /bin directory. The required .DLL message went away and instead I got the "The INSTSVC.EXE file is linked to missing export ADVAPI32.dll:LsaNtStatusToWinError" error.

    I've since deleted and re-installed windows & delphi and tried to install firebird, but exactly the same thing happened.

    Thanks in advance for any advice or comments.
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    Ok is sumbited to the firebird developers list maybe they
    have a clue how to solve this ...
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    From arthur anjos

    Once I was beated by that message too...

    The problem is when you try to install Firebird as a service in Win95/98/Me.
    This OS's don't allow services, so...

    We know that we will need another DLL's, so our first move will be thinking
    about "oh, another DLL to take care".

    Artur
    so you can ask on support list
    how to start firebird on windows 98
    There must be something in documentation about this too ...

    http://www.ibphoenix.com/main.nfs?a=...age=ibp_groups
    PS: one of my friends tell me that you can
    put in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (to run at startup)
    I think it should call "C:\firebird15\bin\fbserver -a" (of course replace it with the path you have installed)
    Last edited by mariuz; October 19th, 2003 at 04:35 PM.
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    Thanks, I'll look into that. I still have a lot to learn about entering keys into the registry & so on.

    For now, I seem to have installed Firebird ok (except for the error message I mentioned before). I can access firebird using isql.exe, but I can't get a Delphi app to see Firebird. My sample ibobject projects give me a database unavailable when I run them & when I try to point an IBOtable at a database, I also get a database unavailable message.

    I would appreciate any advice or comments.

    Thanks
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    Do you have gds32.dll in system folder?
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    I copied gds32.dll to c:\windows\system\ and c:\windows\system32\

    I wasn't sure which directory it should go into so I put it in both.

    I haven't tried to update the registry yet.
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    I've installed firebird 1.0 now and my IB Objects work ok. Not sure what the problem with 1.5 was, but I won't worry about that for now.
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    I think that IB Objects work with gds32.dll calls and this dll is not installed in system folder by default (client dll for Firebird 1.5 is fbclient.dll).

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