Subject Re: [firebird-support] how to install FB 1.5 on VIA C3 (i586, NOT i686 !!!)
Author Helen Borrie
At 06:38 AM 12/07/2006, you wrote:
>Hi all.
>We need to install Firebird 1.5.x (1.5.3 available for download at
> on a Fedora Core 5 machine on VIA C3 (i586, NOT i686 !!!)
>We failed using SuperServer i686 binary rpm (error - not i686
>machine), so we have used tarball and compat-libstdc33 and...
>succeeded. Firebird looks like it is running but we are not able to
>run some "complex" tests on it. So we would like to ask here if such a
>"installation" is correct (in other words: will the i686 version run
>on the i586/i386 VIA C3 hardware without problems ?)

From the specs, Via C3 is a small form factor x86 CPU, and
apparently not 16-bit, so Firebird should run on it. The RPM
installer is giving you an error from its own checking because the
CPU is not i686, so installing from the tarball is the appropriate
way to go for a lower-level x86.

You don't provide any information about what happens (or doesn't
happen) when you try to do something....Have you studied the release
notes? After untarring the file, there are some scripts you have to
run. You will also need to attend to file and directory permissions
in your database locations.