[Fwd: Re: [Pkg-firebird-general] php4-interbase and classic]
Fri, 03 Sep 2004 11:08:54 +0300
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Remco Seesink wrote:
>>I didn't test 4.3.6-1 with firebird2-super-server, however. If you want,
>>I can give it a try tomorrow.
Tested. 4.3.6-1 works on system with firebird2-super-server (and
> I got it. The mailing list or my other e-mail is having delays. I appreciate it
> if you could, since I don't have a setup (yet) with IBperl involved here.
IMO, it has nothing to do with IBPerl, it is about loading both
libfbembed and libfbclient in the same binary (apache). Later is loaded
by php4-interbase (compiled against -server) and former is loaded by
IBPerl (compiled against -classic)
> What is the exact package by the way containing the perl binaries linked against
> the firebird libraries?
There is no such package :-(
The original author of BIPerl, Bill Karwin, now suggests using
DBD::InterBase (available on CPAN), but this module has some unclear
wording in the license, which cannot be accepted "as-is" in Debian. I'll
try again contacting the author and try to convince him to make the
license DFSG-free and then attept to package it. IBPerl itself is
DFSG-free (perl license), but unmaintained upstream for years. The
variant I am using is actually rather heavy patched. It is for my
company's use, but available on request. It is not online, because there
seems to be no interest in it.
Now I note, that if any of DBD::InterBase and IBPerl is to be packaged,
it will face the same problem that php4-interbase is having now. Hmm,
this can motivate me to read the docs for alternatives and diversions...
> P.S. I am nominating you for the best bug report of 2004 :)
Thanks, I am glad my bugreport wasn't confusing, it appeared rather long
and perplex to me :-)
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