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Old 04-30-2005, 01:03 PM   #1
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Exclamation NEWBE HELP WITH wine


ok i just got linux yesterday (yes i was fedup with windows) so i still need the windows applications, then i found wine(my linux came with crossover but only a 30 day trial) anyway i have no idea what these binary sorce and pakages or were to get em (in the download section i cant figure out which ones are the pakages) anyway i have xandros 3 and it not there in the list can anyone help? thx in advance
 
Old 04-30-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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What distro are you using? There may be a wine package already made for your distro. If not, you have to untar the downloaded file "tar -xvf tarballname" then cd into the newly created directory and compile it using "./configure" "make" "make install".

Use google and find the wine website which has some very good documentation on installing and using wine.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 01:28 PM   #3
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Originally posted by masonm
What distro are you using? There may be a wine package already made for your distro. If not, you have to untar the downloaded file "tar -xvf tarballname" then cd into the newly created directory and compile it using "./configure" "make" "make install".

Use google and find the wine website which has some very good documentation on installing and using wine.
I think the line "I have Xandros 3" answers that question.

A binary package is one such as a deb or rpm that doesn't need compiling. Source packages (usually ending in tar.gz or tar.bz2) need to be unpacked and compiled before you can use them. This is a trivial process using comprising unpacking the tarball (the .tar.gz file) and running make. A package is just the file you download - if it's a binary package then you should get the one that matches the system you have. If that doesn't exist you can either try one of the others (such as one designed for red hat or fedora) or compile wine yourself from the source package.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 01:33 PM   #4
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I think the line "I have Xandros 3" answers that question.
Ack. Right you are. No idea how I missed that. One of those days I guess.
 
  


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