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
      /lib/libborqt-6.9-qt2.3.so

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

Cheers :)

mahmud ahsan

Love computer programming and write occasional blog post. In my early career I worked mostly on web based application and since 2011, I exclusively working on iPhone and android applications. I work at home, father of a nice kid and husband of a beautiful wife. [My Business | Twitter | Linkedin]

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7 Comments

  • aisar
    July 3, 2008 at 4:08 am

    nice idea.. gotta give a try..
    thanks.. jazzakallah :)

  • Naseer Ahmad Mughal
    August 21, 2008 at 12:08 pm

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

  • jasonvoorhees
    September 9, 2008 at 2:39 am

    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.

  • mahmudahsan
    September 9, 2008 at 4:31 am

    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.

  • Cyril
    September 16, 2008 at 6:28 pm

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

  • Dan
    September 26, 2008 at 4:26 am

    anyone got it running on ubuntu 8.04 ?

  • JCAT
    September 21, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Thank very much for manual,
    but i have some problem after install and run command

    root@jcat-laptop:/opt/DBDesigner4# ./DBDesigner4
    libborqt-6.9-qt2.3.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    Thak you again for help

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