Installing firebird_fdw on OS X

Package installation

Currently no packages are available for OS X.

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.

If PostgreSQL itself is not installed from source, the appropriate dev package for the target PostgreSQL version is also required.

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


Following environment variables should be set so that the PostgreSQL build system can find the required Firebird files:

export PG_CPPFLAGS="-I /Library/Frameworks/Firebird.framework/Versions/A/Headers/"
export SHLIB_LINK="-L/Library/Frameworks/Firebird.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/"

Note that particularly on OS X, tthe Firebird include/library files often end up in non-standard locations; the Firebird utility fb_config can assist with locating them.

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.