# Configuring Firebird for DreamFactory

These instructions are for installing the Firebird driver from its source code.

# Install the Firebird driver

cd /tmp
git clone https://github.com/php/pecl-database-interbase.git
cd pecl-database-interbase/
apt-get install firebird-dev autoconf build-essential
phpize --clean
phpize
./configure
make
make install

Once downloaded, you will want to enable the driver in your php.ini file. After that, the extension will appear in the list of enabled extensions.

php -m
[PHP Modules]

# Troubleshooting

If you receive a 500 error with the message of The Response content must be a string or object, make sure your database is configured for UTF8.