This was tested on the Ubuntu Dapper Drake (that will be released this summer)
I assume you have installed the g++ compiler (with apt-get or synaptic)
download the Firebird 2.0 RC 2 kit from the nearest mirror
tar -jxvf Firebird-18.104.22.16854-ReleaseCandidate2.tar.bz2
sudo apt-get install libreadline5-dev bison
sh autogen.sh –prefix=/opt/firebird2 –enable-superserver
sudo make install
ps -awwwx | grep firebird (see if is working)
/opt/firebird2/bin/isql -u SYSDBA -p masterkey /opt/firebird2/examples/empbuild/employee.fdb
Database: /opt/firebird2/examples/empbuild/employee.fdb, User: SYSDBA
SQL> show tables ;
SQL>select * from sales;
Here is one screenshot
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Firebird V2.0 Release Candidate 2 Windows builds are now available for download.
The Firebird Project has begun releasing source and binary kits of Firebird 2.0 Release Candidate 2. As usual, the Linux builds will be available first. Please do not flood the support lists if a kit you want is delayed. We have no control over how long it takes the mirrors to catch up.
Problem is the installer for firebird 2.0 rc1 currently changes permissions on /etc/services file to 600 and permisions need to be 644.
This has been posted on Firebird Devel List and is patched.
I will repost it here so others have less problems finding it.
REPOST FROM Firebird Devel List
The FB-2-beta2 still changes the access rights to
I finally figured out why my java (after
fb-installation) failed to work with a network. This
failure had nothing to with fb, even a simple
The reason is, that the install process sets the access
rights to /etc/services from 0644 to 0600!
This prevented Java to access the network (except for
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I’ve done some changes regarding SS installation. This mainly deals with
Slackware support, but some changes concerning another things are also
done. Who interested, may try Snapshot builds from
The Firebird Project is pleased to announce the release of the first release candidate of Firebird 2.0, for final testing. Download kits are available for Windows and Linux, including x64 Linux. However, due to hardware failure on the Windows build system, there will be initial delays in accessing the Win32 kits. Patience please!
The RC1 tag is going to be set this week. If anybody has pending commits,
please do them. If anyone has some work in progress regarding non-regression
bugfixes, please complete it ASAP. Starting with the next week, only
regressions will be fixed.
[Ed: so firebird 2.0 rc1 will be here soon , and only bug fixes will be allowed]
The Firebird Project has released the second Firebird 2.0 beta. Over the weekend, kits for Win32, Linux x86 (including NPTL builds for Superserver) and Linux x64 are being released for testing. Mirrors are slowly filling up; slower downloads from the pre-release area are also available temporarily but please try the main (mirror) links first.
You can download it here.
Thanks for Jiri Cincura for leting us know about this.
Paulo Henrique Albanez informs that a non-oficial version of Firebird 1.5.3 for Windows, with supports to collate PT_BR (case insensitive) is available for download here. A Linux version will be available shortly.
This version is mainly for brazilians and other portuguese speakers people who wants to get the benefits of case/accent insensitive collation for ISO8859_1/WIN1252 charsets, while FB 2.0 is not released.
The new version has some minor enhancements and a lot of bugfixes, some of them backported from the FB 2.0 branch. Linux and Windows versions are now available here.
The release notes of this version can be downloaded here.