Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on various operating system. It offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers.

In this article we will discuss about installing Firebird in Linux. For this purpose I use Slackware64 14.0 as test machine. However, it can also be installed to other Linux distribution than Slackware. The method we use will be source installation.

Obtain the Materials

Firebirdsql site use Sourceforge to host their source code, can be found here. The latest version we can find is Firebird 2.5.2 which can be downloaded here.

Installation

Assuming we have extract the archive and locate ourselves at source code’s directory, do following to do compilation and installation:

Note that to do installation, you should have enough privilege.

At this point, we have installed Firebird SQL standard installed.

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