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Bit of an odd question. RPi and DBase

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:51 pm
by lazarus78
Keep it simple. I was wondering if a raspberry could run DBase. At my work, we still use DBase, and Im having some unrelated issues with getting Windows XP to not crash with some USB hubs, and if I could somehow get a Raspberry to be able to run DBase, it would save me from a HUGE headache.

I know DBase is old, and I know the Raspberries have ARM processors, but their compatibility, I have no idea. I suspect the answer is a resounding "No", but I thought I would ask anyway.

Re: Bit of an odd question. RPi and DBase

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:03 am
by ame
It's more of a Linux question than a Pi question. Just think of the Pi as a small Linux box and suddenly everything has a solution because there are so many Linux programs out there.

You could take a look at dbview (it's available in the Raspbian repository, I just checked)

Or read up on some other database utilities:
http://fileformats.archiveteam.org/wiki/DBase_III

Or if Python is your bag then include it in your web search:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1400 ... -in-python

Re: Bit of an odd question. RPi and DBase

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:03 am
by DougieLawson
No.

Everything for the regular commercial version of DBase is X86_64 or X86 based.

You may be able to use http://dollybase.sourceforge.net/ but I've no idea how well supported that thing is since it dates back to Oct 2008.

Re: Bit of an odd question. RPi and DBase

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:20 am
by lazarus78
I had a feeling it wouldn't quite work out. Oh well. Thanks for the input.

Re: Bit of an odd question. RPi and DBase

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:54 am
by scruss
Run it? No.

Read and write the database files? For sure. I used to sling about huge numbers of dBase files using DBD-XBase in Perl.