Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Mandriva support
Author Lester Caine
Helen Borrie wrote:
> At 07:43 PM 2/03/2007, you wrote:
>> Not sure if this is support or general but I'll start here since it's
>> 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 British
>> English it installed *UK* stuff ( I wish Windows would do that! ), but
>> then it fell over when I formated the hard disk.
>> For the record - when it says 'media.cfg not found' you need to reboot
>> so that the installer can find the NEW disk :) The many answers saying
>> that the CD/DVD is corrupt are simply wrong as I found out after RE
>> 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 updates.
>> 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 press
>> releases. So what is going on currently. Is a version of Mandrive
>> available with Firebird ( and PHP )? Does any other distribution have
>> Firebird included yet?
> Yep, Mandriva Corporate.
Nothing listed on the website about Firebird, only MySQL and Postgres :(

> But I run Firebird and Apache on Mandriva Community (which is
> probably what you have if you downloaded it for free). No PHP at the moment...
> The Firebird RPMs just install painlessly....what are you waiting for?

Something that does not say - can't install because something else is
missing. I have links to the Mandriva packages which appeared in an
email, but there seems to be a number of inter related packages rather
than a single 'install'. I'm just swapping a couple of hard disks around
before I can try again - and I've got SUSE 10.2 downloading since I've
had better luck with that in the past including PHP5 and Firebird :)

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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