MDB Tools like any most packages has some requirements for libraries and such on your system. Most of them are optional and will turn off certain features if not present.
The following matrix lists all requirements and which features they affect. An X in the major feature categories (SQL, ODBC, gmdb2) means these features will be turned off if the prequisite is not found.
Table 3-1. Prerequisites
|glib 2.0||X||X||X||www.gtk.org||Absolutely required, will not install without|
|readline||http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/readline/rltop.html||Supports history in mdb-sql, will compile without history if not found.|
|bison||X||X||www.gnu.org||gmdb2 will not have a SQL window and mdb-sql will be stubbed out.|
|flex||X||X||www.gnu.org||gmdb2 will not have a SQL window and mdb-sql will be stubbed out.|
|wordexp||Part of the OS, without it ~ expansion in SQL engine will be disabled|