[CentOS] Using an MS Access database from CentOS release 5.7 (Final)

Wed Dec 14 21:21:37 UTC 2011
Ron Young <ronyoung at nc.rr.com>

@Work requires me to manipulate the MS Access database (mdb) file
located on an XP box that is an integral part of a third party
application that is central to the business.

Does anyone have experience doing so?

I have used odbtp in the recent past but it is extremely difficult to
set up on the linux box as I learned when I recently upgraded from
CentOS 4.x to 5.x.

Is there another way to get read and write access to the mdb file from
apache/php running from the linux box?  A couple of hours of googling
last night has resulted in finding very expensive odbc drivers for the
linux box and nothing really foss except the odbc driver managers.


Ron Young

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