Installing firebird_fdw on Debian/Ubuntu

Package installation

Currently no packages are available for Debian/Ubuntu.

Source installation


  • libfq, a libpq-like API wrapper for the Firebird C API; see:

    This will need to be built from source too; see the instructions in the libfq repository. NOTE the latest libfq version should be used with the current firebird_fdw version, as the two are usually developed in tandem.

  • following packages must be installed:

    • firebird-dev
    • libfbclient2

If PostgreSQL itself is not installed from source, the appropriate dev package is also required:

  • postgresql-server-dev-{VERSION}

where {VERSION} corresponds to the PostgreSQL version firebird_fdw is being built against (e.g.12, 9.6).

IMPORTANT: you must build firebird_fdw against the PostgreSQL version it will be installed on.


Ensure the pg_config binary for the target PostgreSQL version is in the shell path; then execute:

`make && sudo make install`

which should build and install firebird_fdw.