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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Testing #Firebird 3.0 on #Debian experimental

Firebird 3.0 final is now uploaded to debian experimental

Here is my sources.list
cat /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main
Add:
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental main

Then:
# apt-get update -t experimental

Then install server package that includes all the versions Super , Classic , SuperClassic into one binary (the difference compared with 2.5 packages will be that the startup script will start in mode you need)
# apt-get install -t experimental firebird3.0-server
dpkg-reconfigure firebird3.0-server

You can read what is about the new superclassic architecture introduced in 2.5


Install examples and flamerobin
apt-get install -t experimental firebird3.0-examples flamerobin

cd /usr/share/doc/firebird3.0-examples/examples/empbuild/
sudo gunzip employee.fdb.gz
sudo chown firebird.firebird employee.fdb
sudo mv employee.fdb /var/lib/firebird/3.0/data/

you can connect to the database with flamerobin




you can also build the firebird 3.0 package from git if you feel the urge.
A good idea is to check the git summary to  know what is changed.

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