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Small "how to" install Firebird on new Slackware server 13.1:

1. First download the latest sources:
root@kdserver:~# wget
2. Unzip: bunzip2 Firebird-
3. Untar: bunzip2 Firebird-
4. Configure:
root@kdserver:~/Firebird- ./configure
5. Now it is time to compile, it will take a minute or two: make
6. After successful build, we install Firebird: make install

7. Please check if installation process was successful:
cat /etc/services
gds_db 3050/tcp # Firebird SQL Database Remote Protocol

8. Test database connectivity:
root@master:~# cd /usr/local/firebird/bin/
root@master:/usr/local/firebird/bin# ./isql -user sysdba -password masterkey
Use CONNECT or CREATE DATABASE to specify a database
Database:  localhost:employee.fdb, User: sysdba
SQL> connect localhost:employee.fdb;
Database:  localhost:employee.fdb, User: sysdba
SQL> select * from sales;select * from sales;