|InterBase 4.0 for Linux (3.2MB)
Linux 2.0 ( for Intel processor )
This release of InterBase is currently certified on following versions of the Linux kernel.
2.0.29, 2.0.30, 2.0.33
libc 5.3.12, libdl 1.7.14
|About 11 MB must be free on the filesystem containing the directory, where you install the InterBase software.
To install InterBase 4.0 on Linux, follow these steps:
1. Extract the tar file in a directory of your choice.
tar xzvf IB_4.0_Linux.tar.gz
Tip: The .gz extension indicates that this file is compressed with GNU gzip (no relation to PKZIP or WinZip). You can uncompress a gzip-compressed file with the gunzip command (included on Linux). The tar command can also read gzip-compressed files if you include the z option, as in the example above. gzip and tar are included in Linux.
The files produced from extracting the tar file are:
2. Run the install script.
The install script expects to find a file called interbase.tar in your current working directory.
Below is a log of the installation script. In bold characters, you see examples of the text you should type in response to prompts. There are a few paragraphs of explanation below that does not appear when you run the install script.
InterBase Installation of V4.0G
Use this script to install InterBase on either the i486 server <node.domain>
or one of its clients. You must have superuser privleges.
Answer each prompt with the appropriate information or press Return
to use the default values that appear in brackets [ ].
Continue with the installation? [y]:y
The next output varies, based on your own machine configuration. It is a list of filesystem devices currently mounted. For example:
/dev/sda1 / ext2 rw 1 1
/dev/sda5 /usr ext2 rw 1 2
/dev/sda7 /var ext2 rw 1 2
/dev/scd0 /mount_dir iso9660 ro 0 0
This installation will create the directory tree interbase/i486_V4.0G
under the root directory most appropriate for your installation. Enter
the root directory you wish to use [/home/node.domain.com]: /usr
You must enter /usr in response to the above prompt.
InterBase cannot be installed as /usr/interbase, it can however be
installed into /usr/ibase/interbase with /usr/interbase linked to it
if it must be installed in the /usr partition.
There is no disadvantage to having /usr/interbase be a symbolic link to another directory where the software resides. It is important to be aware of the location that the InterBase software files are installed, in case /usr/ibase/interbase and /usr/interbase are located on different physical filesystems. You should verify that about 10 MB is free on the filesystem containing the former directory.
Do you wish to continue? [Y]: y
Enter Archive name [./interbase.tar]: <Enter>
Press the Enter key to specify that the install script use the file interbase.tar in the current working directory.
/usr/ibase/interbase does not exist...creating it.
/usr/ibase/interbase/i486_V4.0G does not exist...creating it.
Press Return to continue
Reading files from archive...
Unpacks product files.....
. . .
Quite a few files are listed as they are unpacked.
. . .
Building Interbase sample databases and checking system network files.
Depending on your machine configuration, this may take from 1 to 5 minutes.
gds_db stream tcp nowait root /usr/interbase/bin/gds_inet_server gds_inet_server
This completes the InterBase installation script. Please be sure to
reboot the node that you have installed on.
Tip: Despite the last message from install, you do not need to reboot the machine; it is sufficient to restart the inetd daemon process. Issue the command kill -1 pid, where pid is the process id number of the inetd process.
|InterBase for Linux