oracle’s sql devloper data modeler on a debian based (ubuntu,mint) linux ?

March 28, 2013 — 13 Comments

today I quickly wanted a visual representation of an oracle schema and remembered that oracle provides sql developer data modeler which will do this for me. headed over to the download page, wanted to download … ups, only a rpm available for linux.

but, there is alien and this makes the conversion from a rpm to a deb package straightforward and easy:

$sudo apt-get install alien
$sudo alien datamodeler-
  Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package datamodeler: postinst
  Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
  datamodeler_3.3.0.744-2_all.deb generated

done. installed:

$sudo dpkg -i datamodeler_3.3.0.744-2_all.deb
  Selecting previously unselected package datamodeler.
  (Reading database ... 150737 files and directories currently installed.)
  Unpacking datamodeler (from datamodeler_3.3.0.744-2_all.deb) ...
  Setting up datamodeler ( ...

ready to use:

$which datamodeler
$ datamodeler 

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler
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data modeler

13 responses to oracle’s sql devloper data modeler on a debian based (ubuntu,mint) linux ?


    Thanks. It’s working.


    Thank You Its working :)


    Both zip packages labeled windows contains starting point for linux. In root directory you will find No need to use rpm packages labeled linux. Work out of box on my Xubuntu 14.04 with java installed. One of the windows packages contains ready to use jre if java is not installed.


    Hey guys,

    I’ve got it running, too.
    But I can’t select data types for columns.
    When I create a new table and add a column with data type “logical” the combo box TYP contains “unknown”, only.

    (I’ve used the Data Modeler with Windows before, it’s working there).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks & Best,


    did you try to click on the “unknown” button/text? works for me



    same for FKs….damn!
    Need to startup win7 again :/


    Thanks! This works for me (:

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