How to use Firebird with Perl?


There's a DBI driver for Firebird available at cpan, named DBD::Firebird:

http://search.cpan.org/~mariuz/DBD-Firebird-0.60/Firebird.pm

To download and install, simply do:

wget http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/M/MA/MARIUZ/DBD-Firebird-0.60.tar.gz
tar -zxvf DBD-Firebird-0.60.tar.gz
cd DBD-Firebird-0.60/
perl Makefile.PL
make
make install
DBI_PASS=masterkey make test


The last step (make test) is optional. For more information, look into that .tar.gz file.

If you are looking for old InterBase driver, you can find DBD::InterBase at:

http://search.cpan.org/~edpratomo/DBD-InterBase-0.47/InterBase.pm

To download and install, do:

wget http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/E/ED/EDPRATOMO/DBD-InterBase-0.47.tar.gz
tar -zxvf DBD-InterBase-0.47.tar.gz
cd DBD-InterBase-0.47
perl Makefile.PL
make
make test (optional step)
make install



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