this guide is for ubuntu and it was tested on an ec2 xen image

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/firebird/firebird/2.1.4-Release/Firebird-2.1.4.18393-0.tar.bz2

tar -jxvf Firebird-2.1.4.18393-0.tar.bz2

cd Firebird-2.1.0.15999-Beta1

apt-get install automake libtool libreadline5-dev make btyacc bison gawk g++

./configure –prefix=/opt/firebird2.1.x –enable-superserver
make

sudo make install

 

if you want classic you might need to install xinetd and then run configure as bellow

sudo apt-get install xinetd

./configure –prefix=/opt/firebird2.1.x

 

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