Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird on SuSe
Author Paul Reeves
Nico Callewaert wrote:
> Paul,
> Thanks for your answer, but do you have a guideline to install
> Firebird ?

Not really. I just took the 0.9-4 classic rpm release from last December and
installed it. The rpm install does everything (which is not a lot). The only
thing I don't like is that it generates an obscure SYSDBA password, which didn't
seem to work properly. This may have been fixed in a later release. Anyway, I
ended up copying an isc4.gdb from elsewhere.

After that, I set up the INTERBASE envvar and added $INTERBASE/bin to the path.

Installing the SS version is marginally more complex, or used to be. When I last
tried it (about 9 mths ago) I didn't have the patience to work out how to get
the server and guardian to start automatically during boot up. Plus, there were
a couple of issues with the SS implementation, which are now fixed.


Paul Reeves
taking InterBase further