Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird on Fedora Core 2
Author Helen Borrie
At 06:21 AM 26/10/2004 +0000, you wrote:

>I am changing from windows to linux using Fedora Core 2 and trying to
>install firebird 1.5
>The current rpm and tar.gz are for i686, will these run ok on an x86-64??


If you are going to use Superserver, there is a special kit for the 64-bit
Linuxen - make sure you download the proper kit from

The title you should look for is FirebirdSS-1.5.m.nnnn-0.i686.nptl.rpm

m = 1 or higher
nnnn = a 4-digit build number.

Currently the rpm kit is FirebirdSS- A v.1.5.2
kit should be available shortly.

The "nptl" part of the name indicates that these kits are built especially
for Linuxen that use the "New POSIX Threading Library" (NPTL) - meaning you
can use Firebird on Fedora Core 2 and other Linuxen that implement NPTL ,
without altering the OS settings. It really matters for Superserver.