Installing MDB Tools in CentOS 7

MDB tools sure do come in handy when you have to handle someone’s old nasty microsoft access files!

On older Centos, I could just yum add mdbtools, but on Centos 7 I found the following was required.

First, you need to make sure you add these packages (you may need others in addition but these were the ones I had to add):

yum -y install glib2-devel
yum -y install autoconf
yum -y install automake
yum -y install txt2man
yum -y install gnome-doc-utils
yum -y install libtool
yum -y install unixODBC unixODBC-devel
yum -y install flex flex-devel bison bison-devel

Why did I split all that into 8 lines when I guess we could have just stuck them all in one? Why did I put flex and bison in one line, but not others? Who knows! Just roll with it.

Then you need to grab the source and compile:

mkdir tmp1; cd tmp1
git clone mdbtools
cd mdbtools
autoreconf -i -f
./configure –with-unixodbc=/usr
make install


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