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I have an MDB document that I need to view on my Ubuntu machine, I downloaded MDB viewer and when opening the file with it the application closes. Also OpenOffice DB viewer does not want to work.

Are there any other applications that I can use?

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What MDB viewer have you downloaded? How was it packaged? –  EFraim Sep 2 '09 at 14:24
    
.deb packaged, it's called MDB Viewer –  Roland Sep 2 '09 at 14:26
    
This question has zilch to do with Microsoft Access. You're not even using the Microsoft Jet/ACE database engine. The Access tag is not going to get you better answers on this, because the only people who will know the answer are those who use MDB files without Access. –  David W. Fenton Sep 25 '09 at 0:17

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I think you'd better install the mdbtools-gmdb (http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/mdbtools-gmdb) through Ubuntu package manager, otherwise there are no guarantees that the package is binary compatible. (Lots of distros use .deb)

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Getting the Following Error, when trying to install mdbtools-gmdb Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.17.0) –  Roland Sep 2 '09 at 14:37
    
How are you doing the installation? –  EFraim Sep 2 '09 at 14:40
    
Try sudo apt-get mdbtools-gmdb –  EFraim Sep 2 '09 at 14:42
    
Gives me E: Invalid operation mdbtools-gmdb –  Roland Sep 2 '09 at 15:21
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Oops, of course sudo apt-get install mdbtools-gmdb. Has been a long time since I had used Debian. –  EFraim Sep 2 '09 at 17:27

Re: Installing mdbtools, line should be:

sudo apt-get install mdbtools-gmdb

That's why you go the 'Invalid operation...' error.

(can't comment yet, hence the separate answer)

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+1, Thanks. –  EFraim Sep 2 '09 at 17:28
    
Now you should be able to commment. –  Macha Sep 2 '09 at 17:43
    
@Macha Only on my own, need 50 to comment. I'm not a power stackoverflow user, but I got enough rep to do stuff. I came over here and I can't do anything. :-) It'll just take some time... –  Tim Lytle Sep 2 '09 at 18:40
    
@Tim Lytle: transfer your profile info from stackoverflow.com. This should give you some point boost! –  EFraim Sep 2 '09 at 19:39
    
@EFraim - at the risk of getting in trouble for 'site' discussions: I have associated my stackoverflow profile with all the other sites, but that didn't change my points. Or did you just mean your upvote would give me some points? Thanks either way. –  Tim Lytle Sep 2 '09 at 23:01

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