Firebird 2.5.3 from EPEL 7 stable repository

EPEL 7 left the beta stage so you can install Firebird 2.5.3 packages for Centos/RHEL 7 from stable repository

sudo yum install

yum –enablerepo=epel install firebird-superclassic

and since EPEL 7 use Systemd, you can use Systemd to enable the service
and stop or start it
read the README provided :

you also have classic and superserver

Linux/s390x support for Firebird 2.1.2

Dan HorĂ¡k wrote on firebird devel list:
I am a Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux developer and we are now
porting whole Fedora package collection to the s390x (IBM System z a.k.a
mainframe) architecture. The official sources for Firebird (in version
2.1.2) didn’t support this architecture, so I have prepared a patch that
adds this support. Please let me know what else should I do to get the
support accepted into the official source tree.

the patch was uploaded to

successfully built Fedora-11 package is at

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

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”.