Update: MacPorts appears to have a working port of mdbtools now.
You’ll need MacPorts, the mdbtools source, and a simple patch. Use macports to install glib2, libtool, and automake:
port install glib2 libtool automake
One commenter reported that he had to upgrade version 2.5.35 of flex. I had no trouble with the version of flex included with Leopard, viz. 2.5.33.
MDB Tools source
Alternatively, use a git repo I started because CVS makes baby Theanthropos cry:
git clone git://gitorious.org/mdbtools/mainline.git mdbtools
autogen.sh && make && make install
cd into the mdbtools directory and run
autogen.sh Pass any configuration args to
autogen.sh, and it will pass them along to
/usr/local is the default prefix. The options below set the install location, enable compilation of the
mdb-sql tool, but not
gmdb2, the Gnome MDB File Viewer and debugger.
./autogen.sh --prefix=/users/Matthew/local --enable-sql --disable-gmdb2 make make install
Assume that make and install work: you can test the results like so: