Firebird packages for Fedora, Centos, RHEL

It’s official now, Philippe Makowski is the maintainer of Firebird packages for Fedora and Epel (Centos and RHEL packages) and Firebird packages get pushed into Fedora repositories.

Here is the guide for Centos5.3 you must enable the epel-testing for centos

# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-3.noarch.rpm

This is done by editing the /etc/yum.repos.d/epel-testing.repo file (installed by the previous rpm command) and changing the first “enabled=0” to “enabled=1”.

# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 5.3 (Final)

# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-3.noarch.rpm
# yum install firebird-superserver –enablerepo epel-testing
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* epel: ftp.uni-koeln.de
* epel-testing: ftp.uni-koeln.de
* contrib: mirror.ovh.net
* base: mirror.ovh.net
* updates: mirror.ovh.net
* centosplus: mirror.ovh.net
* addons: mirror.ovh.net
* extras: mirror.ovh.net
contrib
base
updates
addons
extras
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
–> Running transaction check
—> Package firebird-superserver.x86_64 0:2.1.2.18118.0-6.el5 set to be updated
–> Processing Dependency: firebird = 2.1.2.18118.0 for package: firebird-superserver
–> Processing Dependency: firebird-filesystem for package: firebird-superserver
–> Processing Dependency: firebird-libfbclient for package: firebird-superserver
–> Processing Dependency: libfbclient.so.2()(64bit) for package: firebird-superserver
–> Running transaction check
—> Package firebird.x86_64 0:2.1.2.18118.0-6.el5 set to be updated
—> Package firebird-filesystem.x86_64 0:2.1.2.18118.0-6.el5 set to be updated
—> Package firebird-libfbclient.x86_64 0:2.1.2.18118.0-6.el5 set to be updated
–> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved
Package Arch
Installing:
firebird-superserver x86_64
Installing for dependencies:
firebird x86_64
firebird-filesystem x86_64
firebird-libfbclient x86_64

Transaction Summary
Install 4 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 3.7 M
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