Subject Re: [ib-support] Installing Perl DBD on a client machine
Author Danial Magid

Thanks for replying!

I am very new to the interbase database.
In the past I have installed mysql and Oracle.
Then installed the DBI and the DBD.

In this case, I have the DB on a windows machine and I am trying to install the DBI/DBD on a
freebsd machine. When I try installing it, it asks me to install Interbase first, which makes me
wonder if it needs it for the commands or to actually connect to this specific database.
Also, would you recommend installing the DBI/DBD (and Interbase) on a Red Hat machine? It seems as
if there is more support fot that platform for now..


--- Helen Borrie <helebor@...> wrote:
> At 05:04 PM 27-08-01 -0700, you wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I am trying to install a Perl DBD on a client machine.
> >I have the interbase database on a remote machine and I would like to connect to it using the
> Perl
> >DBI.
> >
> >I tried to install the DBD, but the README said I need to install interbase first.
> >Trying to install interbase on freebsd is giving me a hard time.
> What distribution of IB are you trying to install? The only one I know of for FreeBSD is the
> FirebirdCS-0.9.4 one.
> >Is it possible to connect remotely to an interbase DB?
> Yes, it is what it is designed for.
> There are install notes coming up but, in the meantime, the following install notes on Dmitry
> Kuzmenko's site should be of assistance:
> "I have installation instructions for FreeBSD 4.x from Ravshan Uraimov.
> The first part is in english, other two in russian (different codepages).
> I must note that LibCrypt with DES must be installed in FreeBSD.
> p.s. we have done the same on our FreeBSD computer, and got a success."
> -- Dmitry Kuzmenko, Epsylon Technologies.
> hth,
> Helen
> All for Open and Open for All
> InterBase Developer Initiative �
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