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ShahJee 04-02-2011 08:07 AM

Installing Wine on RHEL 6
 
I just can't install wine on red hat enterprise linux 6. When i download the binary package it had so many dependencies that i prefered to ask the experts for assistance and their guidance. Can somebody guide me in installing this..I just want to run Photoshop and few other windows based programs.
Here i also take the opportunity to ask about playing of avi files in Linux.

EricTRA 04-02-2011 08:12 AM

Hello,

RHEL is not considered a 'desktop' environment but a server distro for as far as I know. Why would you install wine on a server and run M$ software on it? If you really want to go with RedHat for this and you've bought a license then you should contact RedHat support and put your money to work. See how they react when you're asking their support to install wine and run Photoshop. Also, is there any particular reason why you installed from binary and not using yum? I guess because you don't have a valid license and cannot connect to the RHEL repos. RedHat is not free!

Better option would be to go with CentOS or Fedora if you want a good RedHat based distro.

Kind regards,

Eric

DavidMcCann 04-02-2011 11:25 AM

As Eric said, you should be using CentOS is you want something Red-Hat-like without paying. If you just want something very stable, try Debian. If you want something very easy, try Mint.

Downloading binary packages and looking for dependencies is something you only do as a last resort. Always get a program from the distro's repository if you can, and that will sort out the dependencies. Of course, you can't use the Red Hat repository, because you haven't paid! In CentOS, you would just have to set up the EPEL and RPMfusion repositories (for things that aren't in Red Hat or CentOS) and it's a simple as
su -c "yum install wine"

In Mint, you may even find Wine is pre-installed, or else it (and Debian) would just need
sudo apt-get install wine

hamidali 04-09-2011 05:27 AM

hello


i have a simplw queation it so hard for me to install windows based programes in to red gat???????? pls help me plsss thanx

knudfl 04-09-2011 06:26 AM

@hamidali : Welcome to LQ.
Generally, windows programs don't work on Linux.
However some will, using wine : # yum install wine.
Please use a "Linux program" instead of a program meant for Windows©.
The most used 15,000 programs are easy to find.

Redhat EL : Read post #2, #3. Not meant for "Desktop".
Install another OS.

ingalyr 11-15-2011 03:00 AM

RHEL IS a desktop OS. - Go to RedHat's website and look for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop". Would it not be more helpful to either answer the original question, or even just say you have no idea; criticising the question or the questioners reason for wanting to know is less than useful at best, rude and arrogant at worst.

Install the EPEL repo...

rpm -ivh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...6-5.noarch.rpm

Install Wine...

yum install wine

karll 04-23-2013 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ingalyr (Post 4524378)
RHEL IS a desktop OS. - Go to RedHat's website and look for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop". Would it not be more helpful to either answer the original question, or even just say you have no idea; criticising the question or the questioners reason for wanting to know is less than useful at best, rude and arrogant at worst.

Install the EPEL repo...

rpm -ivh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...6-5.noarch.rpm

Install Wine...

yum install wine

Thank you very much for a helpful answer. I actually have RHEL6 installed on a laptop ... Company policy, what can I say! Anyway, it seems the URL for the EPEL repo is now:
http://download.fedoraproject.org/pu...6-8.noarch.rpm

DavidMcCann 04-23-2013 11:00 AM

Don't forget to install yum-priorities so that you can prevent EPEL overwriting anything from RHEL.


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