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Old 01-13-2019, 01:11 PM   #1
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Quickbooks Database Server on Linux 64-bit

I'm trying to get Quickbooks Database Server running on Debian 64-bit. I have been reading the walk-through from:

but the issue I have is that even though they state will work on 64-bit, the packages for download are all i386.

I've created a linux container and tried using 'alien' to convert to *.rpm packages to *.deb, but get error that it's 32-bit and can't be built on system. Next tried installing 'binutils-multiarc' and some other ai32 package, but not helping.

Is there a way I can get the RPM's converted to DEB and this working on Debian 64-bit? Or maybe I'm just not finding the correct packages.
Old 01-13-2019, 01:28 PM   #2
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Been looking for months and so post for some help and of course 5 minutes later I find a site that helped me out. Just in case for others this is the site that helped me out.

I tried two different ways and they both worked.

alien --scripts --to-tgz <package.rpm>
alien --scripts --to-deb <package.tgz>

fakeroot alien --target=amd64 package.i386.rpm

Haven't gone further to test if working on server with users yet, but got package converted and can install it.
Old 01-13-2019, 02:52 PM   #3
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Was having some issues after getting the package working then found out can only use Quickbooks Enterprise clients if connecting to a Linux server. Found this from ClearOS website on the same issue:

"Due to limitations of Quickbooks Pro and other Intuit products, they cannot have their data hosted on anything but Windows. Please use virtualization methods or upgrate to Quickbooks Enterprise."

So I guess back to a Windows 7/10 workstation or KVM a Windows 7/10 guest.


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