Compile kinterbasdb with mingw32 and python 2.6 - DLL load failed

Paul Rudin paul.nospam at
Mon Sep 21 10:44:18 CEST 2009

Laszlo Nagy <gandalf at> writes:

>>> The building and installation went find. But I cannot "import kinterbasdb"
>>> because I get a "DLL load failed" error. I figured out that has something to
>>> do with msvcr90 and "_ftime". Can you please give me some advice how to
>>> solve this problem?
>> Download Microsoft Visual C++.2008 Express Edition
> Its license does not allow us to create services for internet if we
> charge fees. At least this is what I was told. Does this mean that
> using kinterbasdb (compiled with MSVC express) I'm forbidden to write
> commercial internet services? :-s

Is the license for the SDK (which includes the command line c++
compiler) the same? You only need the command line compiler, not the gui
that comes with the express edition.

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