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Re: A minimal relational database in Debian?




On 02/27/2017 02:17 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> The last time I needed a relational database my employer was using
> dBaseII on a MS-DOS machine. What is a functional equivalent in the
> Debian repository?

Well, I've never used DBaseII, but if you want a small relational
database, take a look at SQLite. There are bindings into most
languages and there's a command line client. The storage is simple
(from an end-user perspective): each database is just a different
file. There's also a GUI called 'sqlitebrowser' which is in Debian,
but I've never used that. There are also other GUIs out there not
part of Debian, which you can install manually.

> I looked at at LibreOffice Base. It was unusable as its "help" system
> provided no intrinsic way to increase fonts to a legible size.

No idea about LibreOffice Base, and I don't remember ever opening
the help window in LibreOffice, but often [Ctrl] + [+] will help
increase font sizes.

Regards,
Christian