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I use iBCS2 at work to enable me to use MS FoxPro Unix. There are a couple of long standing problems.

The first, a trivial problem, is that a bunch of dummy files have to be created to prevent a 'too many files' error.

The second problem is that after a few days of 'uptime' problems develop with error messages in FoxPro that files are locked, when thare are not locked. A 'server' reboot cures the problem. I take care of this with an automatic reboot at 04:00.

Extensive Googling and searching at FreeBSD.org have not turned up any help or advice.

So the question is how can I research the problem myself?, and can anyone offer any practical advice for getting the underlying problem sorted? Thanks.
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From what I found, "MS FoxPro" is an ancient Unix product that's entirely unsupported... are there absolutely no other alternatives then running it under emulation?
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>From what I found, "MS FoxPro" is an ancient Unix product that's entirely
>unsupported... are there absolutely no other alternatives then running it
>under emulation?

Well, there are a number of Clipper clones and a dBaseIII clone (no longer under develoment - DollyBase), but, having tried them all out at one time or another, I would say no, there isn't a replacement. Its a real shame, FoxPro Unix is really useful.

I suppose I could rewrite the whole system in something more modern, it's really not that large, but 'proper' languages are much more complicated and exacting than FoxPro. Suggestions for a suitable alternate are welcome!

Thanks anyway.
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