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Firebird backend for Django 1.6.

Latest Version: 1.6.4

Firebird SQL backend for django

This version of django-firebird is working with fbd [1] .Therefore it will work only with firebird 2.x and later. Also, the current master version of this repository is being developed under django 1.6. For previous Django stable version there is the stable/1.5.x branch and we consider the driver stable. fbd is the official stable python-firebird driver, also it has support for python 3.




Using pip

pip install django-fiebird

From repository

git clone git://

cd django-firebird

sudo python install

Manual Instalation

Instructions for Ubuntu/Debian I assume you have installed django from source with python install

cd /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages

sudo git clone git://

sudo ln -s django-firebird/firebird firebird

cd /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/db/backends

sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django-firebird/firebird


Modify your

    'default': {
        'ENGINE' : 'firebird',
        'NAME' : '/var/lib/firebird/2.5/data/django_firebird.fdb', # Path to database or db alias
        'USER' : 'SYSDBA',           # Your db user
        'PASSWORD' : '*****',    # db user password
        'HOST' : '',        # Your host machine
        'PORT' : '3050',             # If is empty, use default 3050
        #'OPTIONS' : {'charset':'ISO8859_1'}


Code and issues is in GitHub:

We also have a mailing list:

Legacy driver

Why the change from kinterbasdb to fdb?

If you want to know more about the differences between fdb and kinterbasdb you can look at:

If you still use kinterbasdb, the original google code repository has an updated django-firebird 1.4 version.

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