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Thanks for the reply, just for to give you some more info im using Ubunto "Debian based"
Anyway i ran the update command and the wine one and i got the below.
root@fatboy:/home/fat # apt-get update
Reading Package Lists... Done
root@fatboy:/home/fat # apt-get install wine winesetuptk
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package wine is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package wine has no installation candidate
Im guessing its not using the web to search the Debian package lists and is just reading from a index the system put on the HDD from install ??
as it said within the file then ran update but it still wont show wine via the cache command or just apt-get install wine, do i need to add the official debian archive servers in there and if so what are the addresses.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu warty main restricted universe multiverse
You can get lots of Debian packages for Ubuntu from "universe" and they mainly work OK, although they are not officially supported by Ubuntu developers. The bug reports for "universe" packages are sent straight to Debian maintainers from Ubuntu.
As I said, I'm not very familiar with wine but, just out of the general interest, I installed wine to my Ubuntu (hoary, not warty) partition and there seems to be a file called "wineserver" in /usr/lib/wine/. It may be a bug that wine cannot find this file although it should. Well, you can try to fix this by symlinking "wineserver" to some directory in your path. For instance, you can try something this:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/wine/wineserver /usr/bin
I haven't really tested this -- I first need to find some simple windows program I could install on Linux in order to test if my wine installation works.
Heh, heh. I downloaded some small Windows programs from this address: http://keir.net/software.html and they seem to work just fine on the Ubuntu & Wine setup. I managed to break my scanner about two years ago (that is, before I seriously switched from Windows to Linux) so I cannot help you there, pal.