Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Install Firebird without being root.
Author Alex Peshkoff
On 09/26/13 14:03, plinehan@... wrote:
> 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.

What version do you talk about?
Versions pre-2.5 really require root to be installed. Probably in 2.5
this was kept historically.