Firebird 2.5.1 Snapshot is now in #Debian experimental

For people who want to live on the edge , there is a new upload in experimental for 2.5 release branch

Tip: Using isql-fb / isql with readline in Debian/Ubuntu instead of libedit

Seems that readline does have utf-8 support and can be used for inserting/selecting accented chars
Check if libedit is used instead of readline

ldd /usr/bin/isql-fb | grep libedit => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f3dcbd7b000)

export LD_PRELOAD=/lib/

check if is preloaded

ldd /usr/bin/isql-fb | grep readline
/lib/ (0x00007fc661d22000)

Then use isql-fb as usual

SQL> select * from employee where first_name = ‘ő’

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