Here is my guide to install Firebird from official tar.gz archive
I quote the article :
In the last post, we have already figure out how to connect to the firebird database in Linux/UNIX environment. In this post, I will use application built in Qt framework to connect the firebird database and do simply task.
To allowing Qt applications connect to the firebird database, we need some tools, here I introduce the IBPP project.
Here is the article on howto Connect and Install Firebird 2.5 in Ubuntu from tar.gz and also howto connect to it with Flamerobin GUI
I needed lua for a work related project (mod_security rule script) and for database persistence i use firebird to count the ip addresses and other things
Here are some tips on getting started with lua and firebird on ubuntu
Igor Wawrzyniak wrote on his blog :
Don’t know if anyone ever needs such a crazy setup, but here it goes. I needed to run a software that requires Firebird 2.x. Nothing special, it’s available in my distribution (Ubuntu). I also had to run another app that needs Firebird 1.5. That’s where it started to get complicated