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Re: IBM Informix - 4gl Installed in the same direc

Posted By: Art Kagel
Date: Thursday, 8 August 2013, at 8:50 p.m.

In Response To: IBM Informix - 4gl Installed in the same directory (LICU GARCIA)

Informix tools (so I4GL, R4GL, and ISQL ) can no longer be installed in the
same INFORMIXDIR as the database server itself. This is because IBM has
made the decision that the last compile of these tools (IB it was with the
CSDK v3.50.FC2) is the last compile. I was told that they "have no plans
to recompile the tools with the latest CSDK versions after that one."
Since some objects were moved from library to library and some internal
function signatures have changed in the later CSDK versions, the tools are
no longer compatible with the engine. Whichever is installed first -
whether tools or engine - will not run because of the shared library

Here's the strangest one: I have a client who builds lots of custom
sperform runners. If the runners contain any ESQL/C code, they have to be
compiles in the engine's environment as static executables. These runners
can then run in either the ISQL/tools environment or the engine's

I would suggest that you port your 4GL applications to one of the 4GL
clones: 4Js Genero, Querix Lycia-II, or Aubit4GL. Genero is sold and
supported by IBM. Lycia is less expensive than Genero and Aubit4GL is open
source and so free. Any of these will compile and run your 4GL source at
least as well as original Informix 4GL, will save you on support costs
(even after the new purchase in the case of Lycia and Aubit4GL), and will
be able to present your apps in GUI mode. Lycia and Genero can also
present your 4GL applications as web apps and on mobile devices (not sure
if Aubit4GL got there yet - they were close last time I checked) and
completely modernize them with little effort.


Art S. Kagel
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On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM, LICU GARCIA <> wrote:

> Hello guys!
> Other time, I have a question about informix and 4gl.
> I've installed Informix Innovator-C Edition 11.70FC7IE and Informix 4GL RDS
> Development 7.50.FC5 Linux x86 64 Bit in the same directory.
> When I compile with fglpc I donīt have any problem but when I try to
> execute
> with fglgo I get this message: "segmentation fault".
> SO is Linux Red Hat Enterprise 5.3
> The enviromnment variables are:
> export INFORMIXDIR=/home/informix
> export INFORMIXSERVER=mision
> export PATH=/bin:/sbin:$PATH:.:$INFORMIXDIR/bin
> export
> Also, for other test, I installed 4gl in other directory too, changing
> environment variables to:
> export INFORMIXDIR=/home/informix/4gl
> export INFORMIXSQLHOSTS=/home/informix/etc/sqlhosts
> export
> And with this way, the compilation and execute are ok. I don't get errors.
> My applications needs that the Informix Server and 4GL are intalled in the
> same directory, thats the reason for I don't want to work with the second
> option.
> Could anyone help me?
> Regards.
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