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Originally posted by eantoranz 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.
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???
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).
Originally posted by eantoranz 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
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.