Subject Install Firebird without being root.

Hi all,

I am trying to install Firebird on a university machine and us students
(unsurprisingly) do not have sysadmin permission (Linux - Debian type).

I was able to install PostgreSQL without problems. I just think that it's a
shame that there can't be a "--not-root" option when one issuses ./configure
with some sort of proviso that it's then up to the person installing to kick off
the database server as and when they need it.

Just a thought.