Subject Re: [firebird-support] Linux installation first steps
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:26 AM 15/09/2004 -0300, you wrote:
>I'm trying to set up a Firebird database for developement on Linux. I
>find a few problems with the initial configuration.
>I installed the RPM (superserver on Fedora Core 2) and the server is
>running without a problem as a service.
>I added my user to the firebird group.
>The first thing I don't know is where to place the database. In my
>home directory?

Yes, if you like. Or make a /data directory somewhere just for storing
database files. Make sure the directory has rwx for the firebird group.

>In /opt/firebird/?

Not a great idea.

>Do I *need* to set up the alias?

With the default DatabaseAccess setting, no.

>If so, how do I use it?
>Any howto I can read?

Yes, read the Release Notes (v.1.5). You can get Spanish or Portuguese
versions from the Downloads | Main | Firebird 1.5 page at