Installation

To enable Firebird/InterBase support configure PHP --with-interbase[=DIR] , where DIR is the Firebird/InterBase base install directory, which defaults to /usr.

Note: Note to Win32/Win64 Users

In order for this extension to work, there are DLL files that must be available to the Windows system PATH. For information on how to do this, see the FAQ entitled "How do I add my PHP directory to the PATH on Windows". Although copying DLL files from the PHP folder into the Windows system directory also works (because the system directory is by default in the system's PATH), this is not recommended. This extension requires the following files to be in the PATH: fbclient.dll,gds32.dll

If you installed the Firebird/InterBase database server on the same machine PHP is running on, you will have this DLL already and fbclient.dll,gds32.dll (gds32.dll is generated from the installer for legacy applications) will already be in the PATH.

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teson
4 years ago
Add interbase.so to MAMP / OSX

get xcode and macports.
install m4 through macports
download php-source corresponding to mamp-version

create symblinks needed
from http://www.ibexpert.net/forum/viewtopic.phpf=13&t=7&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

# in short:
# (backslash = keep on same row)
cd /usr
sudo  mkdir -p local/firebird/lib

sudo ln -s /Library/Frameworks/Firebird.framework/Firebird \
local/firebird/lib/libfbclient.dylib

sudo ln -s /Library/Frameworks/Firebird.framework/Headers/ \
local/firebird/include

#create .so
sudo su

cd /path-to-php-source/ext/interbase

/Applications/MAMP/bin/php5/bin/phpize

./configure --with-interbase=/usr/local/firebird

make

#install so to mamp-ext.dir
cp modules/interbase.so \
/Applications/MAMP/bin/php5/lib/ \
php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20050922

#add to /Applications/MAMP/conf/php5/php.ini
[firebird]
extension = interbase.so
ibase.allow_persistent = "1"
ibase.max_persistent = "-1"
ibase.max_links = "-1"
ibase.default_db = null  
ibase.default_user = NULL
ibase.default_password = NULL
ibase.default_charset = NULL
ibase.timestampformat = "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"
ibase.dateformat = "%Y-%m-%d"
ibase.timeformat = "%H:%M:%S"

#restart mamp - interbase should show in phpinfo
#enjoy!
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rockeur941 at hotmail dot com
5 years ago
On version 2.0 or higher of Firebird, the library is now fbclient.dll. But, fbclient.dll can be rename on gds32.dll, on Windows System for compatibility. The library gds32.dll is for older version of firebird.

Pour les version récentes (2 et plus) de Firebird, la librairie est maintenant fbclient.dll. La librairie gds32.dll était pour les anciennes versions. Il est possible de renommer fbclient.dll en gds32.dll pour les différentes compatibilités pour les application déjà existantes.
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hiddenmailbox at yandex dot ru
2 years ago
I tried to add extension php_interbase.dll on my php (WinXp PHP as Apche2.2 module).
I had a problem while starting web server:
"unable to load dynamic lybrary php_interbase.dll"
Solution was to add file fbclient.dll into php folder. (Not gds32.dll)
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