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Old 03-07-2003, 04:16 PM   #1
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looks a very promising tool for sql newbies, i have seen so many people asking for a ms-access alternative, it this seems to be just that. In this forum i found one question about it, unanswered. I will try again, for this program deserves some attention.

I cannot get it started, my bash complains about a lot of syntax errors in the file pgaccess.env file. I have installed exactly according the instructions quoted here,
In order to run PgAccess on a Unix workstation you should follow the following steps:

download and install a Tcl/Tk package from (8.0.x or greater)
install PgAccess package
install the libpgtcl package
check if your Unix box is able to see your database server (ping your_database_server)
ask your database administrator to verify if your box has access rights to the database (pg_hba.conf)

You should be able to run PgAccess.

If there is any problem, check the enviroment variables set in the ~/.pgaccess.env file.
some bash complaints :
[rob@localhost rob]$ pgaccess test
/usr/X11R6/bin/pgaccess: line 26: windows: command not found
/usr/X11R6/bin/pgaccess: line 27: puts: command not found
/usr/X11R6/bin/pgaccess: line 28: syntax error near unexpected token `}'
/usr/X11R6/bin/pgaccess: line 28: ` }'

Does this file recognise its on a linux-box, for that is what i believe the first part of it to be about ?

Any help would be nice.
Old 06-02-2007, 03:21 PM   #2
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Distribution: Kubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04a
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Testing forms in PgAccess

I considered several systems and PgAccess was the first one I could get running on my system (Kubuntu Feisty 64, Lisql 8.2.4) after many searches for updated vorsions, etc. Havkny worked with MS Access for years, until I finally got disgusted with all things MS and retired, I didn't have a great deal of trouble setting up a form to maintain a table. My connection is good' as the table names came up in the combo box. I can display the form in rum format but hon't know how to get it to display daya. I have to look at entries that need data added in some fields. My reference books all show an oldel version of PgAccess asd aren't as much help as I would like, and I find the help system somewhat combersome.


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