[Samba] Dos Btrieve Windows 98 and Samba 4.0

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Wed Aug 27 06:17:01 MDT 2014

Ohno POS... arg...  
Your using very very old software..  more then 10-15 years old i think.. 
This wil be a hard one to get it running correctly ( aka i think you wont get this running ) 
I hope you are counting your hours to try to get this running because its more expencive in my opinion then an upgrade of POS.
Its that old that im not spending my time on this one... im really sorry for that..  
I suggest it better to spend some time in searching for other (cheaper) software. 
POS is not the only one you know. 
+> https://www.google.com/search?q=supermarkt+pos+replace 
first hit :  http://www.unicentaopos.co.uk/  
free and opensource if you want cheap.. 
Best regards, 

Van: Hendré Louw [mailto:hendre at lot24media.co.za] 
Verzonden: woensdag 27 augustus 2014 13:40
Aan: L.P.H. van Belle
Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Dos Btrieve Windows 98 and Samba 4.0

Hello Louis

We are running a supermarket POS system. My dad refuses to upgrade to a more modern system due to extra the license fees for the same calculation. :)

I program... I know not btrieve...

We load btrieve.exe 5.1a from the autoexec.bat file and looking at the bat file that start the system:

xqlpo /e /v:4 /b:12
xqlm /c:4 /b:12

There are plenty of Google pages related to experiments with various oplock settings in the smb.conf file. I am still reading and still looking a solution :)


On 27 August 2014 13:15, L.P.H. van Belle <belle at bazuin.nl> wrote:
wow...  btrieve for dos.. long time no see...

What requester are you loading for the w98 machine?
and any error messages?

and did you try to play with the oplock settings.

By file:        veto oplock files = myfile.YOUREXTENTION
By Pattern:     veto oplock files = /*.YOUREXTENTION/
On the Share:   oplocks = No
                level2 oplocks = No

Or on the server:
(in [global])   oplocks = No
                level2 oplocks = No

and make sure you relative path is correct.
setting up a share for this application is prefferd so you can play more easy with these oplock settings.



>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: hendre at lot24media.co.za
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Hendré Louw
>Verzonden: woensdag 27 augustus 2014 12:54
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: [Samba] Dos Btrieve Windows 98 and Samba 4.0
>???We are trying to migrate a Dos based btrieve application
>from Windows NT
>to Samba 4???.1.6-Ubuntu. Running one client works, running
>more that one
>client do not work.
>I searched Google and there are many historic pages about
>issues related to
>the btrieve / Samba combination.
>Are there stable solutions of this issue?
>Kind Regards
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