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Old 03-07-2003, 03:34 AM   #1
N_A_J_M
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Question wine for slack (install?)


I want to suss wine for pc running slack8.1, i downloaded the package from www.linuxpackages.net, following the link to: myhttp://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=6241

the file is 29.6mb in size entiteled: Wine-20030219-i386-1.tgz

i untarred and gzipped the file, all is good but i end up with two directories: install and usr

all i am wondering is has anyone installed wine from this on their slackware8.1?
also is this the right file? ie: the full wine package?

I have read the readme and it talks about things that arent even there :P (well i cant find them)

if i have the completely wrong file please tell me :P, if so could you suggest a link to a version that will work?
it would be nice ot get an rpm for it but i dont mind compiling it myself.

cheers
 
Old 03-07-2003, 06:41 AM   #2
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if it is a "package" then you have to use the installpkg tool with the .tgz file. Check out the installpkg man pages for some useful info.

try:
Code:
su
installpkg packagename.tgz
 
Old 03-07-2003, 02:09 PM   #3
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sweet cheers dude!
i will try that when i get home from work!!
i hope its all good!
 
Old 03-08-2003, 02:51 AM   #4
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You could also use

pkgtool

Then get a menu of options. You'll want to run this as root, and also make sure you've specified the correct directory. The fastest way to do it is to go to the directory you downloaded it to, then run pkgtool. Select "install from current directory". Select NO until you get to the right package, then select YES for the package you want to install. You're done. Good luck.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 04:22 AM   #5
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ok i have wine installed using installpkg, and i have set a few things, i just ran winecheck and i got this
Code:
 checking registry configuration ------------------------
021. Checking availability of winedefault.reg entries...    CRITICAL (entry "SHA
REDMEMLOCATION" not found in system.reg registry file).
- ADVICE: file winedefault.reg, the most basic wine registry environment, doesn'
t seem to have been applied using regapi.
022. Checking availability of windows registry entries...   NOTICE (entry "Defau
lt Taskbar" not found).
- ADVICE: A Windows registry does not seem to have been added to Wine as this ty
pical Windows registry entry does not exist in Wine's registry.  A complete orig
inal Windows registry entry set will *not* be available with a no-windows instal
l. Usually this will present no problem in running applications although this ca
n affect newer programs.
it talks about regapi? where do i find that?
what is my trouble?
 
Old 03-11-2003, 01:52 PM   #6
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I've never used Wine, so I'm not sure. From what I know (which is very little) Wine stores data in a Registry just like Windows does so that programs will run. The messages sound like you are missing this registry file. It also sounds like regapi is a tool used to apply a given registry file to Wine's configuration.

I'm sure reading some Wine documentation would be a good start. Unlike Windows, Linux documentation actually matters.

For example, it took me 30 seconds to find The Wine User Guide: The Registry



Quote:
4.3.5. The default registry

A Windows registry contains many keys by default, and some of them are necessary for even installers to operate correctly. The keys that the Wine developers have found necessary to install applications are distributed in a file called winedefault.reg. It is automatically installed for you if you use the tools/wineinstall script in the Wine source, but if you want to install it manually, you can do so by using the regapi tool to be found in the programs/regapi/ directory in Wine source.
 
  


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