Installing InterBase for Mac OS X

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Before you get started you need to do the following:

Installation

  1. Double-click the InterBase_XE_Mac-2.zip file and the InterBase_XE_Mac-2 dialog opens.
  2. Double-click ib_install.app and a warning dialog appears asking you to confirm the installation. Click Open and a dialog opens requesting your password.
Note: The installation requires an Administrator password to install the software.
  1. Click the Lock icon and enter your password. Once the password is authenticated, the install wizard appears.
  2. Follow the wizard and in the Welcome pane, after you read the instructions, click Next.
  3. Accept the License Agreement and click Next.
  4. In the Choose Install Set pane, select the Server and Client option. This is the default setting.
  5. Leave the No default setting in the Multi-Instance InterBase pane and click Next.
  6. On the Choose Install Folder pane, select Restore Default Folder which is Macintosh HD > Applications > InterBase.
  7. Click Next and review the Pre-Installation Summary and then click Install.
  8. During the install, the Embarcadero Product Registration dialog appears.

    EDN Mac.png

  9. Enter the Serial Number that was sent to your EDN account. You also need to enter your Login and Password.
  10. Click Register. Once the registration is complete, you are notified that you now have the InterBase XE Server Edition 15 Day Trial.
  11. When the install is complete, click Done.
  12. InterBase for Mac is a command-line application. To start the server, go to Macintosh HD > Applications > InterBase > bin > ibmgr.

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