Firebird package updated in Debian : 2.5.4.26856.ds4-2

This version will make the build reproducible.

The reproducible builds initiative aims to enable anyone to reproduce bit by bit identical binary packages from a given source, thus enabling anyone to independently verify that a binary matches the source code from which it was said it was derived. For example, this allow the users of Debian to rebuild packages and obtain exactly identical packages to the ones provided by the Debian repositories.

Prune tool sets the creation stamp in the database header to a fixed value (taken from the last changelog stanza) and
prunes unused space on index/data pages of shipped databases

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Firebird 2.5.2 Debian and Ubuntu status

The packaging is ready and anybody wanting to build the package can
find the sources in the Git repository[1]. Since Debian is in a freeze
preparing to its next release, I asked the release team for a freeze
exception[2]. It would be great to have the final release in
Debian/wheezy.

[1] http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-firebird/2.5.git;a=summary
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/693216

sudo su
apt-get git-core devscripts
apt-get build-dep firebird2.5
git clone http://anonscm.debian.org/git/pkg-firebird/2.5.git
cd 2.5
git-buildpackage

Ignore the last error debsign: gpg error occurred! Aborting (it only for Debian maintainers who sign the package like Damyan)

all the packages will be in ../

you can install for example firebird super classic this way

cd ../
sudo dpkg -i firebird2.5-superclassic* firebird2.5-common* firebird2.5-server-common* firebird2.5-classic-common*

ps: the above instructions were tested on Ubuntu 12.10 , Stable Firebird ppa is updated for all Ubuntu Releases

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