in reply to parse MS Access DB (.MDB)
As already mentioned mdbtools is pretty much your only option if you won't/can't install an ODBC driver or if you need to do this for free. However, having attempted to use mdbtools I gave up and use an ODBC driver under DBI and DBD::ODBC now as there was too much broken or not implemented in mdbtools - YMMV. If you are using the new MS Access files (.accdb) it is even worse (see mdbtools bugs and files last changed 8 years ago). MS Access ODBC drivers for Linux are available but they tend to be commercial.