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Re^6: Install problems with DBD::InterBase

by Steve_BZ (Chaplain)
on Jul 09, 2012 at 13:07 UTC ( #980692=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Install problems with DBD::InterBase
in thread Install problems with DBD::InterBase

Hi Stefbv,

Firstly, I never knew about perl Makefile.PL -i, that was really very helpful. Does it work on all Makefile.PLs? I'll check.

Well, I got it installed with a few tweaks, I'm not sure whether these were right or not, however, it seems to be working.

This is what happened:

perl Makefile.PL -i Configuring DBD::Firebird (on linux) found in /usr/lib/../lib This script prepares the installation of the DBD::Firebird module. Warning: the process will create a temporary file to store the values required for the testing phase, including the password for access to the Firebird server in plain text: 't/tests-setup.tmp.conf'. Reading cached test configuration... Starting interactive setup, two attempts for each option, if both fail, the script will abort ... Enter the full paths to the Firebird instalation: Home: [/usr] /usr/lib/firebird/2.1/bin Include: [/usr/include] Lib: [/usr/lib] Configuring the test environment ... Hostname: [localhost] Enter the full path and file name of the test database (.fdb): Test DB: [/tmp/dbd-fb-testdb.fdb] Enter authentication options: Username: [SYSDBA] <user> Password: [masterkey] <password> Multiple copies of Driver.xst found in: /usr/local/lib/perl/5.12.4/aut +o/DBI/ /usr/lib/perl5/auto/DBI/ at Makefile.PL line 190 Using DBI 1.609 (for perl 5.012004 on x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi) i +nstalled in /usr/local/lib/perl/5.12.4/auto/DBI/ Multiple copies of Driver.xst found in: /usr/local/lib/perl/5.12.4/aut +o/DBI/ /usr/lib/perl5/auto/DBI/ at Makefile.PL line 193 Found libfbembed, will build DBD::FirebirdEmbed too. Configuring DBD::FirebirdEmbedded (on linux) FIREBIRD_HOME : /usr/lib/firebird/2.1/bin FIREBIRD_INCLUDE: /usr/include FIREBIRD_LIB : /usr/lib Client library : fbembed Writing Makefile for DBD::FirebirdEmbedded Writing MYMETA.yml and MYMETA.json Writing Makefile for DBD::Firebird Writing MYMETA.yml and MYMETA.json

My first question was that it wasn't intuitive that the first answer was '/usr/lib/firebird/2.1/bin', however as that is what I use for DBD:InterBase, I used it.

Secondly, it couldn't find my actual database when specified, so I used the test one defaulted and everything worked.

Update:I meant to add that make test also failed so I did nto run it on the last occassion and went straight from make to make install. This worked and the resulting code also seems to work, although I guess there will be some glitches if I use the code that failed.

Then changing the DSN itself was child's play and everything sprung into life.

So thanks again.



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Re^7: Install problems with DBD::InterBase
by stefbv (Curate) on Jul 09, 2012 at 19:41 UTC

    Hello Steve,

    DBD::Firebird is based on DBD::InterBase, the interactive configuration feature was a default in DBD::InterBase and we chose to keep it as an option.

    For "the full path to the Firebird installation" the FIREBIRD_HOME environment variable is checked first, on failure, a sub tries to locate Firebird in some default paths, but "/usr/lib/firebird/2.1" is not among them, that's why you had to enter the correct path. By the way what OS is yours? (if GNU/Linux then what distribution?, because other search paths can be easily added).

    Suppose the test that failed is rt72946.t (it's a known bug) or where other test that failed?, unfortunately there is another bug, recently discovered, see

    Regards, Stefan

      Hi Stefan,

      My operating system is Kubuntu and I experienced the same issue on 11.10 and 12.04 LTS.



        Just a little update. It is true that other search paths can be easily added for FIREBIRD_HOME, but it won't make any good in this case, because the search algorithm is looking for a full Firebird distribution with bin/ include/ and lib/ subdirs in the FIREBIRD_HOME path.

        In this case (KUbuntu) the distribution files seem to be scattered all over the filesystem, so '/usr/lib/firebird/2.x' won't be recognised as a valid FIREBIRD_HOME path.

        But the good news is that, now, all tests pass, thanks to the work made by the fellow team members of the project all important bugs were fixed.

        Regards, Ştefan

        Update: Reformulated the post, hope is much clear now :)

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