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Old 05-01-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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Run exe in Linux???!!!!!


Can i run exe file in linux?
if can, then, how can i do it....???
i want to run windows exe in linux? can i do it??? thanks!
 
Old 05-02-2003, 12:05 AM   #2
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download and install wine as exe files can't be run in linux unless you have an emulator or wine installed.

http://www.winehq.org

This is asked all the time, a quick search might find more answers for you if you stumble or think of any regarding this issue/question.
 
Old 05-02-2003, 01:07 AM   #3
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has anybody ever developed a module to make exe files runnable in linux? I guess that's possible, as there r modules for java, and other executable file formats.
 
Old 05-02-2003, 01:08 AM   #4
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oh, and that's right. Get wine (free) or vmware (trial).
 
Old 05-02-2003, 09:19 AM   #5
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has anybody ever developed a module to make exe files runnable in linux?
I don't think a module would work as java is developed for many platforms.. exe's are developed and are a M$ Windows thing. But you answered your own question though, its called wine. That's the closest thing thus far.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:49 AM   #6
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hello
i'm running redhat at the university there's the wish soft here but i can't run exe files and since i'm not the administrator (i don't have the pass for the SU) i can't install any of the mentioned software above i need a .tar.gz file to decompress and use is there any soft???
 
Old 10-13-2004, 12:02 PM   #7
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I guess that's not quite right. I guess you can use wine in your local user home. Download a binary version, put it in your home... and then you will be able to run a exe (having configured wine, for sure).
 
Old 10-13-2004, 12:49 PM   #8
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I guess that's not quite right. I guess you can use wine in your local user home. Download a binary version, put it in your home... and then you will be able to run a exe (having configured wine, for sure).
i've downloaded the rpm file for wine and i tried to install it using ./wine-2004....rpm and permission denied
 
Old 10-13-2004, 01:06 PM   #9
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of course with an rpm it's gonna fail because you can't write on rpm DB if you are not root.

But if you get a tgz (for example) with wine (binary), you could put it in your home and use it. You could try with the sources too (if you are able to compile in that host).

Last edited by eantoranz; 10-13-2004 at 01:08 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 01:32 PM   #10
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You have to understand that .exe binaries are programs designed to run on a completely different operating system than Linux. It's not a matter of simply creating a "module". You have to recreate the entire Dos/Windows API stack--basically recreating a Windows environment--within Linux.

Which is exactly what Wine is trying to do. They've been at it for over a decade now and they're only just getting to the point where a majority of good Windows programs will run. But they still have a long way to go (a lot of other programs still don't work, or work right), and they have a moving target to chase as well. More, M$ doesn't exactly make it easy for programmers to reverse engineer it's products.

But unless you have a copy of Windows handy that you can run inside an emulator, it's the only option available. I suggest reading the Introduction the Wine project has. It will explain all you need to know about it.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 07:48 AM   #11
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in fact i was searching for the tar.gz file of Wine but i couldn't find it
now i have it i'll try it i know it work
for whom they searching for the same thing here it is
Wine Source
 
  


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