Endianness issue in Firebird driver (bug 72987)

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Wed May 25 15:55:09 UTC 2016

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 05:10:32PM +0200, Bunth Tamás wrote:

> The basic idea to solve this bug:
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/72987 was to replace .fdb file
> stored inside the .odb file with firebird's archive file format. The
> problem is that the embedded server seems to be not fully supported
> on Linux (http://www.firebirdsql.org/manual/ufb-cs-embedded.html).
> If I understand correctly, ours is actually not an "embedded
> server", but a "classic server", which validates every login against
> the security database (security2.fdb).

> The backup of the database can be made through the Service API of
> firebird.  We need to pass a user (and a password). The Service
> Manager tries to validate our user by checking the
> "/usr/local/firebird/security2.fdb" security db, which does not
> exist in our case.

> An idea was (if I got it right) to override path above to our
> libreoffice install directory, so we could have a default security
> database that the Service Manager can check. I went through the docs
> and had a look at the firebird source code, and it seems to me that
> unfortunately we cannot override it at all.

If we patch firebird, we can... Plus I read that the distinction
between embedded / classic / super has disappeared with Firebird
3. Maybe Firebird 3 will not have the same issue?


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