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Hi - Not sure if this should go

Hi - Not sure if this should go

Hi - Not sure if this should go

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Not sure if this should go in the Delphi or Interbase group as it falls between each camp - but here goes.

I am using Delpi Pro v5 with the custom version of Instllshield, and Im having trouble installing  the INTERBASE (Inprise version 6) driver on WIndows 200 Pro.

I have installed both the CLient and server versions of Interbase on the target machine. I have then created an installation program that attempts to install the database and create an alias.

I selected "Full BDE Installation" and created the necessary bare-bones alias.
When I try to run the installaiton on the Win2k Pro machine it fails before it really does anything. It comes back with the error message :

"The SPace Required For Installation is not Sufficient. Please empty disk space required to proceed with the installation"

Now ther is over 3.3 GM availabe on the target drive (and this is not being mis-reported due to errors on th HD because I checked it.) Also, the exact same installation works fine on a Windows 98 SE machine.

Now this does sound like some kind of bug to me. I went to the InstallShield web site to see if I could find a patch. There are patches/upgrades available that apparently address issues with Win2k- but you need to enter a serial number in order to d/l them. AS it came with bungled with Delphi  - there is no SN (that I can see anyway.)

I contacted INstallshield about this issue and they said its not possible to get any upgrades with the version I have (its not like I want a real upgrade - just a bug-free version!) Anyway - any help anyone can give would be much appreciated.


P.S This does seem to be a database or db driver-related problem as I can create a successful  non-BDE installation (just by installing an exe file for example.)

RE: Hi - Not sure if this should go

Dam - sorry about the mis-leading subject field. I actually forgot to enter the subject so its just created one .

RE: Hi - Not sure if this should go

It looks like there is a bug in Windows 2000 pro, only waiting for the service packs to fix it.

In the mean time, you succeeded to install The Interbase server? Is it working allright?

The BDE you can install from the Delphi 6 CD, that is no point. You only have to make the alias youself, no big deal.

Some other points, The Interbase Version which comes with Delphi pro is the Local Interbase which doesn't except network connections. Unless the applications which access interbase are one the same computer as the Interbase server, this will give some problems.
Do you have the proper security rights on the Windows 2000 pro? Interbase will try to modify your services file etc.
Maybe your problems are coming from this side.


S. van Els

RE: Hi - Not sure if this should go

Hi S. van Els -

Im using Delphi 5 Pro and the opensource version of Interbase (that as far as I know has no restrictions as such.)

I can certainly connect of the network to a databse on the Win2K machine - in fact I was really quite happy with the way things were going and merely needed to package the program. Thats when I came across this problem .

The problem I have at the moment is getting the BDE installed and the Interbase driver. After I have dont that - I can write a post-install program to check/create the alias seperately.

Thanks for replying though. I hope I can manage to get it sorted soon as its really holding things up.



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