DBDesigner and Geany in Ubuntu 8.04


Geany is a Text Editor gtk2 development environment, this is my favorite editor for programming, for install in Ubuntu 8.04 you must do:

sudo apt-get install geany

The actually versión of Geany is 0.14, you can download here.

DBdesigner the MySQL Data Base Designer is a visual data base design system that integrates databased design, modeling, creation and maintenance into a single, seamless environment.

DBDesigner is an Open Source Project available for Microsoft Windows 2k/XP and Linux KDE/Gnome. It is release on the GPL. Compares to products like Oracle’s Designer, IBM’s Rational Rose, Computer Associates’s ERwin, Kompany’s DataArchitect and the DreamCoder for MySQL Free Edition of Mentat Technologies Inc powered by ParqueSoft.

How to install:

Dowload the latest versión of DBDesigner4.X.X.XXX.tar.gz (for Linux), here and decompresses the content where folder that you want.

Next, from console you must do install these libraries:

sudo apt-get install xkeyboard-config

(if don’t work the last step, download here xkeyboard-config and install it).

cd /opt
sudo wget http://www.silcom.com.pe/soft/xlibs_6.8.2-77_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i xlibs_6.8.2-77_all.deb

sudo wget http://www.silcom.com.pe/soft/kylixlibs3-borqt_3.0-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i kylixlibs3-borqt_3.0-1_i386.deb

Link’s to modules:

cd /usr/lib
sudo ln -s kylix3/libborqt-6.9-qt2.3.so
sudo ldconfig
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/kylix3/libborqt-6.9.0-qt2.3.so /lib/libborqt-6.9-qt2.3.so

Library to connect to MySQL:

sudo wget http://crlab.com/dbx/dbxmda.tar.gz
sudo tar -xzvf dbxmda.tar.gz
sudo mv DbxMda/libsqlmda.so.4.40 /usr/lib/
sudo ldconfig

Now, execute the DBDesigner from the folder that you have decompressed, example:

cd ~mrkents/DBDesigner4/


Creating link in Ubuntu Menu:

  • System -> Preferences -> Main menu
  • Programming menu -> Add Element
  • Browser where you have descompresed

For the icon, copy top image in this post..

More info, Software Libre GNU/Linux y LOIZP (spanish).


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