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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

git clone --depth 1 git://

export PATH="/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.5.0/bin:$PATH"
cd qt-snapshot
git pull
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
./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

open the from


Compile it and press run

driver QIBASE
then fill the db name with

I was inspired by this thread from ubuntu forums

And here is the screenshot

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