Wednesday, October 7, 2015
How to install/upgrade Firebird manually on El Capitan
Background: The current Firebird automatic installer on El Capitan is no longer working, its format has been
finally deprecated. The installer is currently undergoing a complete re-write to comply with the Flat Package Format. Until this work is completed, you can manually install Firebird using the following method.
pax -r -f Archive.pax (or unpack the file using Finder)
cp -r Firebird.framework /Library/Frameworks/Firebird.framework
If you are upgrading from a previous version use:
Then follow the same steps as above, and ignore any errror messages that reference
a, /Resources/doc/doc: No such file or directory
b, chmod /Library/StartupItems/Firebird/Firebird: No such file or directory
c, /Library/LaunchDemons/org.firebird.gds.plist: service is already loaded.
a ps -eaf should show both fbserver and fbguard running.