[Pkg-firebird-general] Compiling fb 1.0.3 on woody

Mark O'Donohue mark.odonohue@firebirdsql.org
Sun, 06 Jun 2004 16:01:14 +1000


To make sure I should belong here, I was trying to compile fb1.5 on 
woody (but I think it will need sarge).

But before I tried upgrading my woody to sarge, I thought I'll just try 
recompiling 1.0.3.

I've installed the fb1.0.3 source.

Now the trick is fb1.0 needs an already installed version of firebird to 
be able to build (it's a dumb compile the compiler trick, popular way 
back then).

So to get a version of firebird installed on woody.

I try :

$apt-get install firebird
E: Couldn't find package firebird.

Im guessing this is becuase the package seems to have been removed.

Is that so, and how can I
a) get the package reinstated, and/or
b) find a .deb package to install.

PS: Im fairly good a linux, but come from a mandrake/redhat background, 
last serious debian install I used was a 1.2 version, but it was all CD 
based and I wasn't the sysadmin.

So Im likely to ask some really basic questions.