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Old 02-17-2009, 10:49 AM   #1
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Wine Doors in slackware/vector Linux

First off let me briefly introduce myself. I have been using linux for several years now and have tried just about all the major distributions. I'm now using Vector Linux because of it's slackware based speed and stability and it's more modern configuration not found in slackware.

Since vector linux is basically slackware at the core this guide will probably work in slackware as well. There are a number of dependencies for wine doors but as all the others were already installed in my installed of Vector Linux I am only discussing these 2. You can download wine doors and get the full dependecy list from

In previous distributions I would always install wine doors to help with windows programs in wine. When I first tried to install it in vector I found that the usual dependency program called orange was not installed. Orange is a program that extracts cab files from self extracting installers. After searching for quite some time and trying to convert and install various packages I finally found the orange program and it's libraries in a package that when converted to .tgz would install and function in vector.

I downloaded the packages from Here is the link with the search results. I then used the program alien to convert it to a .tgz package. I installed both the dev libraries and the standard libraries but I don't think the dev libraries required.

There was one other dependency not installed called rsvg. This one was easier. A quick google search revealed that the packages gnome-python-desktop and dbus-python that can be installed from gslapt resolved that dependency. With the dependency's now installed I installed wine-doors from the source and it's working. And I must say it runs at least 10 times faster then it ever did on suse or ubuntu.

I do have the .tgz packages for orange created when installing it. I'd like to submit it to a repository somewhere since I couldn't find one anywhere else but i'm not sure where to do so or if there are any legal problems with me doing so.
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Oh I forgot to include a link to the orange source for those that may want it. Here it is.


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