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Monday, January 19, 2009

Installing qt4.5 with Firebird support
and running the db demo (tested on ubuntu jaunty but it should work on intrepid too)

I assume firebird2.1 installed also the devel related packages


I use the snapshot usually (I use the webkit for arora) but you can download an more stable package from qtsoftware

http://www.qtsoftware.com/developer/preview-qt-4.5

git clone --depth 1 git://labs.trolltech.com/qt-snapshot


export PATH="/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.5.0/bin:$PATH"
cd qt-snapshot
git pull
ln -s /usr/lib/libfbclient.so.2.1.1 /usr/lib/libgds.so
./configure -no-accessibility -no-exceptions -no-qt3support -nomake examples -nomake demos -plugin-sql-ibase -v
make && sudo make install


i use qt-creator to open an demo for sql

http://mapopa.blogspot.com/2009/01/qt-creator-is-now-open-source-here-is.html


open the sqlbrowser.pro from

qt-snapshot/demos/sqlbrowser

Compile it and press run

driver QIBASE
then fill the db name with
/var/lib/firebird/2.1/data/employee.fdb
username:SYSDBA
password:********

I was inspired by this thread from ubuntu forums

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6577210#post6577210

And here is the screenshot

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