LO /  Firebird DB Integration

Andrzej J. R. Hunt andrzej at ahunt.org
Fri Jun 21 12:35:13 PDT 2013

Hi there,

I've managed to get FB to build with the LO ICU eventually as suggested,
which saves having to do any changes to the RPATH -- that certainly
seems the most elegant solution (only one library is created, which ends
up in install/program).

Unfortunately I had to make some changes to the FB makefiles --
LD_LIBRARY_PATH has to be passed in for the binaries which the build
process creates and uses to work (since they link against LO's ICU),
however this gets overwritten in certain places in the FB build system,
which I've had to modify for the build to succeed.

(I still need to finish creating/integrating the FB patches, I'll push
this once I've tested that everything works as expected.)



On 20/06/13 19:20, Michael Stahl wrote:
> On 20/06/13 16:40, Andrzej J. R. Hunt wrote:
>> I've finally managed to figure out how to get the install working -- the
>> driver now loads fine. For the moment however the following is needed
>> for things to work:
>> FIREBIRD=./install/program/firebird
>> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$(LD_LIBRARY_PATH):./install/program/firebird/lib
>> ../install/program/soffice.bin --base
>> I'm not entirely sure how to provide these paths within LO to avoid
>> having to prepend them yet.
> why is it necessary to install the firebird libraries in some subdir of
> program?  all other libraries (with notable exceptions) live directly in
> program.  if the libraries have RPATH  "$ORIGIN:$ORIGIN/../ure-link/lib"
> then they'll be able to find the other libraries (but it may take some
> measures to get that RPATH in there).
>> I'm also not entirely certain everything will work as expected yet
>> either -- I haven't found a definitive list of files which Firebird 2.5
>> requires in embedded mode -- if anything is missing it can be however
>> easily be added to the bottom of firebird/ExternalPackage_firebird.mk.
>> The firebird specific libraries (fb builds its own versions
>> libicuuc/libicudata/etc.) are currently in install/program/firebird/lib
> really?  it bundles its own ICU?  argh... can you teach it to use the
> LO's ICU instead?  no reason why we'd need to ship 2 sets of ICU libraries.
>> (I've simply copied the firebird installation structure into
>> install/program/firebird, although I've installed as few files as
>> possible as most of them seem to only be needed for a full FB server) --
>> I'm not entirely sure how correct this is, but libfbembed (which is in
>> the usual place i.e. install/program) doesn't look for
>> libicuuc/libicudata/etc. in the usual locations (I have little/no idea
>> of how library loading works yet, or the appropriate terminology
>> either...), hence it seemed to make more sense to me to just leave them
>> in the place that firebird expects them to be since the path apparently
>> needs to be set wherever they are.
> i'd hope that with the right RPATH it should find the right ICU... but i
> guess your first problem is to get it to _build_ against the right
> ICU... perhaps you just have to add some CFLAGS etc. but perhaps it
> looks for icu-config...
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