Subject RE: [firebird-support] Firebird on FreeBSD 5.1 Release
Author Nigel Weeks
That's very strange. The install script in the port should have created that
symlink for you. I'll try it on a 5.1 box, to see if there's an unusual
condition the installer's having trouble with.

Yes, the symlink is fine.
I then create a directory, i.e. `/usr/db`, and chmod, chgrp it to the
`firebird` user, so it's secure. This step is left out of the port
installer, as people always want their data directories in different places.

As for FB1.5, the /usr/ports/databases/firebird-devel is being re-written to
use 1.5, instead of (as it stands now) 1.0-rc2.

Won't be long, as FB1.0.2 is still going strong.

You can build FB1.5 from CVS, though. Just run the setup script(
to set up autoconf, et al, and it'll just gmake(albeit a little noisily)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Javier Soques [mailto:jsoques@...]
> Sent: Thursday, 11 September 2003 1:47
> To:
> Subject: [firebird-support] Firebird on FreeBSD 5.1 Release
> Hello, I'm just trying out FreeBSD 5.1 RELEASE and installed Firebird
> from the ports collection (I thing version 1.02) and it installed
> Firebird in /usr/local/firebird, ok everything fine. But when I try
> to execute isql it gives me an error trying to find interbase.msg
> file located at /usr/interbase, ok so what I did is create a symbolic
> link for /usr/interbase --> /usr/local/firebird and things seem to
> work fine now. My question is, was that the best thing to do (the
> symlink) or is there any thing to be done with the config file.
> Thanks
> Javier
> BTW, is the Firebird port for FreeBSD keeping up with version 1.5? I
> hope so....
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