LO /  Firebird DB Integration

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Mon Jun 24 02:25:53 PDT 2013


On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:18:06PM +0300, Andres Gomez wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-06-20 at 20:20 +0200, Michael Stahl wrote:
> ...
> > > 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.
> ...
> As I was writing in the wiki:
> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/index.php?title=Development/Base/FirebirdSQL#Compilation
> We may hit some problems if we use LO's or systems ICU with the table
> indexes.
> I think the safest would actually be to use always FB's internal ICU
> copy but other possible approaches are possible in order to face this
> problem.

I think you are thinking too short.

Nnote that most distros will simply build with
system-firebird. (and whatever THAT one is built against - looks
like that it's *external* ICU here:



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