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I am trying to install WINE but my linux PC can't be connected to the net so I downloaded the .deb for my version of linux via my Win XP machine. I then transferred it to a pendrive and finally to my Linux machine.
however, when I finally get it there I can't install it.
Can anyone help? (I'm a bit of a with linux. )
1. Read the advise in my sig.
2. Tell us what you have done to attempt to install wine.
3. how come your linux machine cannot connect to the internet? (This is a serious disadvantage for anyone running Ubuntu especially...)
Discussion: what do you intend to run under wine and why? (There is a kind of informal race between the ability of wine to allow windows api software to run under linux and open source applications which obviate the need to do so. It is very likely that you can acheive the results you want without wine.)
Distribution: Slackware 10.2, Debian Testing/Unstable, Ubuntu Breezy Badger, working on LFS
In a console "sudo dpkg -i [wherever the .deb is]" the package. That installs it. It is a huge hassle, though, being without internet. I'd reccomend getting the full set of Debian CDs... oh wait you're running Ubuntu. Whoops. You're gonna have to do things the hard way. (You are getting sleepy. You're placing an order for the Debian CDs. You're installing Debian. You're very happy.)
in reply to simon:
I can't connect the machine to the internet because it's a barebones system that only has a connection to LAN, etc throught ethernet.
However, I am still having to use a 56Kb Modem connection which only the WinXP computer has the hardware to access.
in reply to FreeDoughnut:
Thanks! I'll try that.
The reason I'm trying to use WINE is because I can't find any C++ compilers that match Dev-C++
It's just something I've got used to.
Thanks for the help.
You should probably try the linux IDEs ... getting stuck on one particular package is bad for you. Eclipse comes with most distros and is well regarded. Give yourself a chance to acclimatise before deciding.
I look forward to your results with dpkg.
It strikes me you can probably share the internet connection that the Win machine has through the network. Have you looked into this? It would be very convenient for you to be able to just "apt-get install" stuff.
Last edited by Simon Bridge; 10-11-2006 at 09:27 PM.
Hmmm. I'd thought about that but It'd take a while before I'd be able to do that.
For one, I still rely on 'borrowing' the mouse, kbd and monitor from the XP computer to run my Linux PC. Ah well. The downside of being a student, no money.
I still urge you to share that internet connection or gain your own. Sharing involves you to obtain a crossover cable ... (but may be subject to a prmission problem from the owner of the windows computer.) Alternatively, seriously consider your own modem ... second hand modems are very cheap and easy to install.
That said - your best bet for an IDE will be eclipse.
(Hmmm... ubuntu used to have the programming tools on the CD, just not installed by default... anybody?)
Failing that, you can download the deb package from the ubuntu website, using the windows machine, sneakernet it to the linux box and install via dpkg. (I've done a lot of this too - and the crossover cable method is better, even when you're not sharing the internet connection.)