I've been asked to install an ancient version of SQLAnyhere - ASA 8 - to bring an old DB back to life.

I had to install on an old version of Ubuntu (8.04) and it mostly seems to have worked.

However, some of the tools don't.

In particular, dbisql complains "The Java2 runtime environment could be found but not loaded. The application could not be started."

I believe that the ASA8 install installed some old version of Java, but that obviously wasn't quite enough. I even tried a manual install of Java6 - and that made no difference.

Any suggestions on how to get this old bird off the ground?

asked 06 Nov '14, 04:09

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I'd try the C-based DBISQLC, it does not require Java and should be enough to apply SQL scripts and ad-hoc queries. (I still use it with v12.0.1...)

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answered 06 Nov '14, 05:13

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