Subject Re: Firebird 1.0.3 with Debian 3 in production. Anyone ?
Author Fabrice Aeschbacher
--- In, Jaume Sabater <jsabater@l...>
> On Monday 01 September 2003 19:26, geraldo_ls wrote:
> > I've downloaded rpm package 1.0.3 CS IO64, converted it to .deb
> > alien
> > and installed the .deb package.
> It's not necessary to convert it to Debian packages, as Debian can
> install and manage RPM packages.
> apt-get install rpm

This does not initialise the package database used by rpm, and it is
not recommanded to keep too different packages db (rpm + deb).
So I would rather go the 'alien' way.
But running the install script from the tarball is my prefered
solution (since I cannot update with apt-get)

> > Do you see any problem with this approach ?
No. Just try it; the worst thing that could happen, is that the fb
server will not run correctly. If you are able to connect to a db
after installing with an alien-made package, then the install was

HTH, Fabrice