DBDesigner in Ubuntu

DBDesigner is a nice database design tool. In ubuntu I installed DBDesigner in this way.

1. First of all you need to download the DBDesigner package. There is no debian package. So download the .rpm package.http://fabforce.net/downloads.php

2. After downloading this file you will need alien to convert it to .deb, so just type in your terminal

sudo apt-get install alien

3. Now, go to the location of your hard drive where you downloaded the rpm package and install it using:

sudo alien -i DBDesigner4-0.5.4-0.i586.rpm
4. Now install the  shared library libborqt-6.9-qt2.3.so,

First Download the library package and extract it using:

tar xzvf kylixlibs3-borqt-3.0-2.tar.gz

5. After extracting it do the following:

sudo cp kylixlibs3-borqt/libborqt-6.9.0-qt2.3.so

finally the executable DBDesigner4 can be found at /opt/DBDesigner

Cheers 🙂


16 Responses to “DBDesigner in Ubuntu”

  1. aisar Says:

    nice idea.. gotta give a try..
    thanks.. jazzakallah 🙂

  2. Naseer Ahmad Mughal Says:

    i am also using this tool…. but on window…
    Its really good for DBA and programmers who design databases….

  3. jasonvoorhees Says:

    there is one issue when intalling kylixlibs3-borqt-3.0-2.
    When I did step 5, i got this message.

    cp: missing destination file operand after `kylixlibs3-borqt/libborqt-6.9.0-qt2.3.so’

    I am using ubuntu 8.04. Any suggestion, please ?
    Try `cp –help’ for more information.

  4. mahmudahsan Says:

    Yes, I also faced the same problem. kylixlibs3-borqt/libborqt-6.9.0-qt2.3.so. The solution seems to me that, I most probably search this file in Synaptic manager and installed the library file.

  5. Cyril Says:

    Thanks for your HowTo. It works fine.
    Greetings from Switzerland

  6. Dan Says:

    anyone got it running on ubuntu 8.04 ?

  7. Damien Says:

    After days of struggling with other blog suggestions, THIS IS THE ONE THAT WORKS!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

  8. Jay Says:

    Any recommendations on getting it running under AMD64 mode? I get the following message when trying to convert the RPM with Alien:

    dpkg-gencontrol: error: current host architecture ‘amd64’ does not appear in package’s architecture list (i386)

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

  9. I_Artist Says:

    I’m copy pasting this, says exactly what I am thinking 😉

    “After days of struggling with other blog suggestions, THIS IS THE ONE THAT WORKS!!! THANK YOU!!!!!”

    Actually, I’m going to add one more “!” to that THANK YOU.

  10. tkoomzaaskz Says:

    yeah, you rule 🙂 it’s the first time I can run DBDesigner on linux 🙂 it’s uglier than on windows, but faster than rebooting windows-linux anyway 😉

  11. haney247 Says:


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  13. Luis Damasceno Says:

    Very Good!

  14. andie Says:

    mantafff…thanxs gan

  15. Nooma Says:

    I got the executable now how do I run it in ubuntu. It gives me an error 😦
    Error: libjpeg.so.62: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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