October 16th, 2003, 09:03 AM
(newbie) Can't Install Firebird
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.
October 16th, 2003, 02:31 PM
What windows do you run on
and what version of firebird ?
Last edited by mariuz; October 16th, 2003 at 02:41 PM.
October 16th, 2003, 06:08 PM
I'm using Win98 and Firebird V1.5
October 18th, 2003, 05:58 AM
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 )
maybe you can tell what realese candidate did you tried to install rc6 ?
If so then this problem will be submited to the
October 18th, 2003, 04:52 PM
Oops, I neglected to mention something.
When I first tried to install firebird (188.8.131.5215_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.
October 19th, 2003, 10:56 AM
Ok is sumbited to the firebird developers list maybe they
have a clue how to solve this ...
October 19th, 2003, 04:03 PM
From arthur anjos
so you can ask on support list
how to start firebird on windows 98
There must be something in documentation about this too ...
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.
October 20th, 2003, 08:17 AM
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.
October 21st, 2003, 02:18 AM
Do you have gds32.dll in system folder?
October 21st, 2003, 06:55 AM
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.
October 21st, 2003, 10:34 PM
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.
October 22nd, 2003, 01:46 AM
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).