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UBUNTU, PERVASIVE  Database and WINE

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Hello All,

I am relatively new to Linux. I am trying to get it to run a Windows app using WINE. I have wine installed. I have my network shares created and mounted. I have used WINECFG to mape I: to a network share.

I have my ODBC drivers loaded and they connect to the DB successfully. The only problem is that when I actually run the windows app it states it cannot open the DB file. The windows apps expects to find the data and config files on the mapped I: drive.

Do mounted shares act the same as the mapped network drives in windows? If not how do I achieve that functionality. When I try to install Pervasive and it wants to test the network connection, it states the mapped I: drive is a local drive and not a network drive; normally under Windows it is looked at as a NETWORKED drive. I would like to get this working because the alternative, VMWARE defeats the purpose of my goal of moving away from WINDOWS.
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You can always skip the Network test but if the OS APIs that the Pervasive client calls don't work the same under WINE as they do on WIndows, there's not a lot that can be done.  

Do any of the Pervasive tools work to access the data on the I: drive?  
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Pervasive is actually trying to use the data that is on I:.  All the data files, etc reside on I:
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Do any of the Pervasive tools work to access the data on the I: drive?
If not, what error is returned?  
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I get the error message:

SP2 error:
open-file failed - abort?

Looks like it cannot find or open a file.

my ODBC connects just fine.  
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Which tool generated that error?  Was there a number?  
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There wasn't an error number and I am not sure if a 'tool' generated the error. It may be generated by the program I am trying to get running.  This machine is just a data collection machine and thus, does not need much other than the pervasive client software installed.
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Without knowing the underlying Btrieve error that's being returned, diagnosing is going to be very difficult.  
If you try to open an application data file (that's on drive I:) using the Pervasive Function Executor (WBEXEC32.EXE in PVSW\BIN), does it work or does it give an error? If it gives an error, what is it.  
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Win I run WBEXEC32.EXE in PVSW\BIN it opens and appears to run, but I cannot do anything.  I have to "break" out of it to stop it.
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No other help received.
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>>Win I run WBEXEC32.EXE in PVSW\BIN it opens and appears to run, but I cannot do anything.  I have to >>"break" out of it to stop it.
 What do you mean that it "appears to run"?  When it starts, it's waiting on a command.  If you go to "File" and then "Open" and select a Btrieve file on the I: drive, what exactly happens?  

Considering I've never tried to run PSQL under WINE, I'm not sure what else I can offer.  If you've got a working Windows machine with the same PSQL install, then the problem is in WINE.  PSQL only uses standard Windows networking calls.
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Did not know if there was any solution, will award points for a good try.
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