Here's what it want to do. I'm using my raspberry pi kind-of as another computer. I'm not using it as a server. I'm not accessing it remotely.
And I don't care to do either of those as of this time.
So I just want to put/make a database on my raspberry pi. and access it and edit it with that same raspberry pie. I'm not using it to host a website I'm not using it as a server of any kind. It's not even hooked up to the Internet all the time. I only hook it up momentarily when I need to download this or that
I went and I found something called Firebird. Which looked promising. And they do have a version that they call "embedded". Which on their website is said to be used as a desktop database.
I thought "that sounds like what I want". so I went ahead and downloaded and transferred it to my raspberry pi. and then I figured out that it is a ".RPM" file. and what I really need is a ".deb". it appears that I can convert it to a " .deb" file probably by using some convoluted method. I don't have any experience with databases. and I don't know how much of a learning curve Firebird would be in light of that.
So I was then wondering is there a better option that is designed for raspbian and related versions of Linux that use the ".deb" extension.
MySQL looks like it would work fine maybe. I just have to learn how to use it. Except I would then want to probably make a GUI for it. and from my research about that... all I can find on that is stuff talking about making a web-based GUI. which sounds like it then throws me back to using my raspberry pi as a server and accessing the database through the web. Which I don't want to do I want to access it locally through my raspberry pi (for now (not that it can be changed later)).
as you might be able to tell I'm not very experienced at all with Linux or with raspberry pie.
I know this is really not a technical question.
But I would have no idea where else to post this.
And I don't have any friends that have more experience with rasberry pi than I do to ask them about this.
Certainly somebody else has done something similar to what I want to do, with there raspberry pi.
so then... Should I just go ahead and try Firebird? If so do you have any tips for me.
Otherwise is there another database I should try that would work well for my purposes?
And if it doesn't have a GUI would there be a way for me to program that myself?
And perhaps some links to some stuff I can read up on. Or some links to some tutorials. Of course not necessary but if you happen have that that would be nice.
also i would like to use it to make more then one database. I will probably only be accessing them one at a time though.