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Old 01-01-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
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Question How do I install Firebird in Slackware 9.1


OK. This seems like I shouldn't have to post this question.

I did searching on this site and on google and have found nothing about installing Mozilla Firebird 0.7.

It almost appears that you just unzip it and run it. I however cannot get that to happen. I have downloaded the "MozillaFirebird-0.7-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz" file and extracted it into a directory. I don't see a readme file, nor do I see anything on their website.

I apologize if I've thoroughly overlooked something.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-01-2004, 01:02 AM   #2
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thats easy here

tar zvfx MozillaFirebird-0.7-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz

mv MozillaFirebird /usr/lib

ln -sf /usr/lib/MozillaFirebird/Mozillafirebird /usr/bin/mozilla-firebird

then just run 'mozilla-firebird' as an app and it'll load rightup!
 
Old 01-01-2004, 01:06 AM   #3
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outstanding..... i was woundering the same dang thing a few days ago..... i kicked my but so i let it be
 
Old 01-01-2004, 02:09 AM   #4
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hyp_spec,
Thanks.

Got it working

Whitehat

Last edited by Whitehat; 01-01-2004 at 02:29 AM.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 06:29 AM   #5
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Out of curiosity, is there any real reason to move the folder to /usr/lib ?

I moved it to /usr/local , just want to check if there's any reason, or does it just depend on your taiste / familiarity of folders...

Thanks
 
Old 01-01-2004, 07:52 AM   #6
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For a system-wide installation I would prefer /usr/local as prefix instead of /usr because it is not a official Slackware package. Or you could install it in your personal home directory as well.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 07:43 PM   #7
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just curious, but why didnt you chose to go with the *tgz package?

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Old 01-01-2004, 07:46 PM   #8
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When I installed firebird, I just unpacked it in my /usr/local/bin directory and then created a link in /usr/local/bin called firebird to /usr/local/bin/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird

That way it keeps all the files unpacked in one location and just one symlink in /usr/local/bin so its already in my users path.

Cheers.
 
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it doesn't matter either way... i just hate putting stuff under /usr/local, normally i put it under /usr/share, but i guess i was being lazy... now i'm just trying to get Firebird to compile so i can make me a slackpac!
 
Old 01-02-2004, 12:13 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Netizen
just curious, but why didnt you chose to go with the *tgz package?

Netizen
I just never looked for one I guess if I found one I could have just done installpkg "insert package here".

Thanks for all your replies.

Main thing......it's working

Whitehat
 
Old 01-02-2004, 12:52 AM   #11
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I just compiled from source using the default /usr/local prefix for Firebird.......To compile it correctly, you must make a '.mozconfig' file which contains the options used by ./configure. This '.mozconfig' file can be placed in the source directory or placed in the user's home directory...........After that, it's the usual routine

./configure && make && su
make install (or checkinstall for pkg creation)



I also compiled Mozilla from source (need to change the options in '.mozconfig') and used the prefix for /usr. (I wanted Mozilla and Firebird to have different lib folders.)

./configure --prefix=/usr && make && su
make install (or checkinstall)

 
  


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