2.1. Prerequisites

The following packages have to be installed on your system:


This library provides the framework of the database abstraction layer which can utilize the firebird driver to perform database operations. The download page as well as the mailing lists with bug reports and patches are accessible at sourceforge.net/projects/libdbi. The current version of the firebird driver requires libdbi version 0.8.x.


This library implements the client API for Firebird/InterBase databases which provides access both locally and through the network. Find the most recent release at www.firebirdsql.org. The current version of the firebird driver was tested with Firebird versions 1.5.3 and 2.0.3 and should work with all recent releases.