how to install firebird server on Debian 10

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In this article, we will describe the minimum set of steps required to optimally install Firebird version 2.5 on new Linux distributions. Debian 10 are selected for example.

To “deliver” the Firebird distribution to the target system, in this guide, you have chosen to download the tar.gz archive from the link from the project’s official website (firebirdsql.org).

For the most impatient – go straight to battle:

Quick install

We edit the file /etc/sysctl.conf, adding the line:

vm.max_map_count = 256000

Save the file and apply the setting:

sudo sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.conf

Install required libraries

sudo apt-get -y install libncurses5 libtommath1

ln -s libtommath.so.1 \
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtommath.so.0

Install Firebird:

# wget https://github.com/FirebirdSQL/firebird/releases/download/R2_5_9/FirebirdCS-2.5.9.27139-0.amd64.tar.gz
# tar xzvf https://github.com/FirebirdSQL/firebird/releases/download/R2_5_9/FirebirdCS-2.5.9.27139-0.amd64.tar.gz
# cd FirebirdCS-2.5.9.27139-0.amd64
# ./install.sh

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