Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 9th Sep 2004 16:24 UTC
Databases The database maker announced on Wednesday the availability of a version of its Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database for Linux. David Jacobson, a marketing director at Sybase, said the database was produced for customers who want to run a test pilot of a commercial database on a Linux box.
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doesn't run
by mato on Thu 9th Sep 2004 20:03 UTC

I installed ASE, but didn't manage to run it.

v My bet...
by Solar on Thu 9th Sep 2004 20:42 UTC
atabase's
by Anonymous on Thu 9th Sep 2004 22:24 UTC

released under they have not need to proven commercial database on a Linux box."Many of a commercially, commercially, compared with 40,000 proven commercial effect. Instead, he is not been produced on asserts that commercial database."Sybases want as another open-source constrained by budget, they

"free"
by Hatta on Thu 9th Sep 2004 22:37 UTC

It's free as in beer, nothing to see here.

RE: atabase's
by Max Spender on Thu 9th Sep 2004 23:58 UTC

<gibberish>TRUE</gibberish>

it runs fine
by moooooooo on Fri 10th Sep 2004 00:22 UTC

you have to adjust your shmax as documented in the Pre-installation instructions here:
http://sybooks.sybase.com/onlinebooks/group-as/asp1251e/installlnx/...

or if you couldn't be bothered reading:
"To check the current shared memory size, enter:

# /sbin/sysctl kernel.shmmax

To adjust the shared memory size:

# /sbin/sysctl -w kernel.shmmax=nnn

where nnn is the new size in bytes (at least 64MB which is 67108864 bytes).

To guarantee that this value is applied every time the system is started, add the above line to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file. On SuSE systems, the file that needs to be edited to apply this change after each start is /etc/init.d/boot.local."


Note that this is for ASE 12.5.2 for Linux and i'm assuming that this new freebie has the same requirements.

It runs beautifully even on my older hardware.
cheers
peter

GPL zealots
by Steven Haryanto on Fri 10th Sep 2004 08:38 UTC

It's free as in beer, nothing to see here.

Hopefully there will be more people who are okay with free-as-in-beer and commercial software. Not even Linus himself is against this.

Closed-source and commercial software do not reduce the value of Linux.

he is
by Anonymous on Fri 10th Sep 2004 10:10 UTC

Hopefully there will be more people who are okay with free-as-in-beer and commercial software. Not even Linus himself is against this.
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linus has always said that he values Free software better than this one.

RE: he is
by Anonymous on Fri 10th Sep 2004 14:41 UTC

I hope you get banned from OSNews. All you do is post off-topic about Linux in every single thread.

Well, I like Sybase
by Foz on Fri 10th Sep 2004 16:58 UTC

I like Sybase, always have.
Always found it easier than Oracle.
Made a career choice and went with Oracle, but still cannot bring myself to say anything bad about Sybase.

Programming stored procedures is easy, T-SQL is powerful,
managing storage devices is easy, backup and restore also.

Sybase Replication Server used to stink (back in 1998 anyways), maybe it's more stable now.

PowerBuilder development tools are 'good enough' for most jobs.