Update to Firebird 3.0

Bunth Tamás btomi96 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 10:58:20 UTC 2016

The engine path issue is solved.

As I see, the following TODOs left:

- Add tommath to external dependencies. I guess it's just a row
somewhere, not a big deal.

- Older odb files (with fb. 2.5) should work with the new version. If
the older one is stored as an archive file, than the newer version
should open the archived file.
See: http://www.firebirdsql.org/file/documentation/release_notes/html/en/3_0/rnfb30-apiods.html

- Windows and MAC. Maybe I should ask on irc if someone can test it on
other platforms.

And I'd like to try the patch for the endianness issue. If it makes
the same error as before, I'm about to copy the
workdir/Unpackedtarball/firebird/gen/security.fdb to instdir/program
and add the --with-fbsecure-db=PATH option to the configure file of


On 8 June 2016 at 09:52, Lionel Elie Mamane <lionel at mamane.lu> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 06, 2016 at 09:50:43AM +0200, Rene Engelhard wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 05, 2016 at 12:32:57PM +0200, Bunth Tamás wrote:
>>> Or we should put the libEngine12.so/dll file next to the
>>> libfbclient file. That can be done in builds/posix/make.defaults I
>>> think.
>> "proper" Firebird packaging is different:
>> /usr/lib/firebird/3.0/plugins/libEngine12.so  firebird3.0-server
>> whereas fbclient is in /usr/lib:
>> see https://packages.debian.org/search?searchon=contents&keywords=libfbclient&mode=filename&suite=experimental&arch=any
>> So I believe our custom-built firebird should be able to find it (and be
>> it in some plugins/ directory...)
> In the current state of the patch, it doesn't find it because it is
> looking for it in /usr/local/lib/firebird/plugins/libEngine12.so,
> whereas our build system puts it in something like:
>  /opt/libreoffice5.2/program/libEngine12.so
>  /home/rene/src/libreoffice/instdir/program/libEngine12.so
> We need to have our custom-built firebird to look in the right place;
> obviously we can also install libEngine12.so in a subdirectory of
> "program" instead of directly in "program" if that helps.
> Either this can be done by an argument passed to firebird's
> ./configure (something like --with-plugin-dir), or we patch the
> dlopen() call to not pass an absolute path, but a relative path, or
> ...
> --
> Lionel

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