Subject Re: Mandriva support
Author Marius popa
--- In, Lester Caine <lsces@...>
> Not sure if this is support or general but I'll start here since
> not really a Firebird problem :)
> I've been working through a few things and decided that I need to
have a
> packaged Linux setup ready, so I thought Mandriva would be the way
to go
> given the announcement at the Conference.
> Downloaded a DVD, burnt it, most impressed when having selected
> English it installed *UK* stuff ( I wish Windows would do that! ),
> then it fell over when I formated the hard disk.
> For the record - when it says 'media.cfg not found' you need to
> so that the installer can find the NEW disk :) The many answers
> that the CD/DVD is corrupt are simply wrong as I found out after
> downloading everything :(
> Everything THEN went fine and in a lot less time that it takes to
> install XP I had a fully working AMD64 machine with the latest
> So I want Apache, PHP and Firebird. Apache is on the list, and has
> installed, PHP refuses due to conflicts and Firebird is no where
to be
> seen - just Postgres.
> I've had a search on the Mandrive site, and all I find is the
> releases. So what is going on currently. Is a version of Mandrive
> available with Firebird ( and PHP )? Does any other distribution
> Firebird included yet?
Firebird 1.5.x is included in ubuntu
universe repository
Also the same apply to debian there are some firebird 2.0.x packages
for debian experimental

this is my list of firebird packages on my ubuntu festy fawn version
(will be released soon)
~$apt-cache search firebird

Best way is to install firebird binary from then compile
interbase php extension from source, is little bit harder but you
can stay on the edge (php5.2.x, firebird 2.0.x, apache 2.2.x)

firebird2-classic-server - Firebird Classic Server - an RDBMS based
on InterBase 6.0 code
firebird2-common - Common files for firebird clients and servers
firebird2-dev - Development files for Firebird - an RDBMS based on
InterBase 6.0 code
firebird2-examples - Examples for Firebird - an RDBMS based on
InterBase 6.0 code
firebird2-server-common - Common files for Firebird servers
firebird2-super-server - Firebird Super Server - an RDBMS based on
InterBase 6.0 code
firebird2-utils-classic - Utilities for Firebird - an RDBMS based on
InterBase 6.0 code
firebird2-utils-super - Utilities for Firebird - an RDBMS based on
InterBase 6.0 code
flamerobin - graphical database administration tool for Firebird
ibwebadmin - Web-based administration for the Firebird and Interbase
libfbclient1 - Firebird client library
libfbembed1 - Firebird embedded client/server library
libmono-firebirdsql1.7-cil - Mono FirebirdSql library
libuser-simple-perl - Simple user sessions management
php4-interbase - interbase/firebird module for php4
python-kinterbasdb - InterBase/Firebird support for Python
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