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(1) Posted by Mihail Croitor [Friday, Dec 12, 2008 08:57]; edited by Mihail Croitor [08-12-12]

Client for CPDB server

At is reported that exist a standalone client of this server. I tried it, but can't run, becouse obtain a FoxPro error: "Visual FoxPro cannot start. Could not load resource."
Do anyone know how i can resolve this problem?
P.S. as i understand, application use FoxPro v.5, "googling" get some obscure results for me. :-/
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(2) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Friday, Dec 12, 2008 15:43]

Same here (Windows 2000 @ the office)
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(3) Posted by Mihail Croitor [Friday, Dec 12, 2008 15:51]; edited by Mihail Croitor [08-12-12]

i think, it's OS independ error. and may be will be solved with installing Visual FoxPro 5 :-/
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(4) Posted by Mikalai Sihnevich [Friday, Dec 12, 2008 18:29]

I think the reason is the installation package does not contain one of the Visual Foxpro 5.0a runtime dll-file: VFP5ENU.DLL version
The best solution would be to ask the author to include this dll into the installation.

As a workaround I can advise to download VFP 5.0 runtime library, for example, here (I have found so far only newer build 415):

And then to copy both files from this archive (VFP500.DLL and VFP5ENU.DLL) into the program folder (before you can rename or backup existing VFP500.DLL build 402).

Or, you can download full VFP 5.0 runtime library (build 415) from here:

and install it.
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(5) Posted by Mihail Croitor [Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 02:36]

thank You, solved. But now exist enother error :)
application on start get error: "A paramener in central database is missing" and exit.
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(6) Posted by Mikalai Sihnevich [Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 11:45]

Just allow PDB client to download reference tables from the PDB web site.
You also will be prompted to update the client program to version 4.04.
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(7) Posted by Mihail Croitor [Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 13:05]

this error i give after update
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(8) Posted by Mikalai Sihnevich [Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 16:43]

You may try to delete subfolders 'data', 'settings','tmp' with all their contents (or move them to another place) and then run PDB.EXE.
It should create them again.

Another advice: in case you receive at first the error message "Collating sequence 'GENERAL' is not found" you need to edit one line in the file CONFIG.FPW:
it should be


instead of

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(9) Posted by Mihail Croitor [Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 17:00]

thank You, was solved! correcting codepage after downloading update dont get enything. i reinstalled application and config file before updating, after it all woks fine :)
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(10) Posted by Iļja Ketris [Sunday, Dec 14, 2008 15:10]

It would be nice to have protocol specs, not just the client for one OS.
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(11) Posted by Dmitri Turevski [Monday, Dec 15, 2008 12:04]

not just the client for one OS

Actually, i have managed to run it under linux with wine:

msiexec /i pdb.msi
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/pdb && unzip (have to download it first via Mikalai's link)
wine pbd.exe

Then it seems to upgrade itself and download the database files just fine. I hope this helps.
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