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Old 09-07-2007, 05:44 AM   #1
jfallows
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Requires ddeml.dll to install app using Wine


Ladies and Gents,
I am new to Ubuntu and trying to install a bookkeeping app (cashbook.exe) using Wine. It comes up with a dialogue box saying "need ddeml.dll" which is a windows dll. I have migrated the .dll to the install directory but it still doesnt like it. I am in the process of reading thru the Wine user guide but dont think it has the answers. If I can get this one app running, I will have a party and ceremoniously dump most of my microsoft XP rubbish.
Can anyone give me some simple guidance - remember I am new to Linux.
many thanks
Jon
 
Old 09-07-2007, 08:22 AM   #2
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Got a URL for that app?

Wine already supports ddeml.
Can you give more information?
What version of Wine?
There are many apps called cashbook; can you give us the
URL of the app's vendor?
Is a free trial of the app available?
 
Old 09-07-2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by dankegel View Post
Wine already supports ddeml.
Can you give more information?
What version of Wine?
There are many apps called cashbook; can you give us the
URL of the app's vendor?
Is a free trial of the app available?
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:20 PM   #4
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cashbook installation

Thanks for getting back to me.
The app is "Cashbook Complete", a very good little cashbook app I have been using for years and suits my purposes. It is a purchased app but it is available (full version without reporting) to download and assess. Pay if you like it, and I did.
The web site is www.acclaimsoftware.com.au
I have version 9.37 of wine installed. Tried to install 9.43 over it with no success (dimwit at the controls, it seems)
I am afraid I am having considerable difficulties with Linux Ubuntu. I have read piles of information (including Ubuntu for Dummies) but I am as confused as ever. However, I do think the Linux based systems are superior to MS (anything is!!). Getting ones head around simple things like the way it looks at and handles directories is confusing (to me).

many thanks
Jon
 
Old 09-07-2007, 11:15 PM   #5
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(Edit: I am assuming you're using Feisty. Should work on any Ubuntu releases though.)

As far as learning Ubuntu just keep doing what you are doing. Read as much as you can and use it constantly. Eventually you will get used to it and think Windows is the confusing one. If you want good piece of reading material try the Ubuntu Guide. This is a great source of information. Plus since it's a wiki it is 100% up-to-date.

Now for the problem at hand. If you open the terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type winecfg it will open a window that looks like window. If you haven't done this part yet, even I have forgotten a few times, you should go through and properly set-up wine. Then go to Applications tab and select the cashbook.exe then select it and change the windows version to Win98. Sometimes the *.dll emulation is better in 98 than 2000; the wine defualt. Try running the app again if it still doesn't work run
Code:
winecfg
again and select cashbook.exe go to the libraries tab and select the ddeml.dll file and set the overide to native,builtin. (This is done by selecting the ddeml.dll and then hitting the edit button.) If there is still and error change the windows version back to 2000, but leave the ddeml.dll overide the same.

The linux world is full a trial and error. All because something works on one system doesn't mean it will work on another. In order to give you any more help you will need to run the app from terminal and post what you get on the thread. Open terminal and run
Code:
wine "c:/where/the/file/is"
if there are spaces be sure to put a "\" or it won't work.(ex: c:/Program\ Files/Ubisoft/Far\ Cry/FarCry.exe)

To install the latest wine open terminal and run
Code:
wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Code:
sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/feisty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Code:
sudo apt-get install wine
if you do this there shouldn't have any problem. If you do then it's not you there's something else at work. Hope this helps.

Last edited by snares; 09-07-2007 at 11:16 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 07:31 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snares View Post
(Edit: I am assuming you're using Feisty. Should work on any Ubuntu releases though.)

As far as learning Ubuntu just keep doing what you are doing. Read as much as you can and use it constantly. Eventually you will get used to it and think Windows is the confusing one. If you want good piece of reading material try the Ubuntu Guide. This is a great source of information. Plus since it's a wiki it is 100% up-to-date.

Now for the problem at hand. If you open the terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type winecfg it will open a window that looks like window. If you haven't done this part yet, even I have forgotten a few times, you should go through and properly set-up wine. Then go to Applications tab and select the cashbook.exe then select it and change the windows version to Win98. Sometimes the *.dll emulation is better in 98 than 2000; the wine defualt. Try running the app again if it still doesn't work run
Code:
winecfg
again and select cashbook.exe go to the libraries tab and select the ddeml.dll file and set the overide to native,builtin. (This is done by selecting the ddeml.dll and then hitting the edit button.) If there is still and error change the windows version back to 2000, but leave the ddeml.dll overide the same.

The linux world is full a trial and error. All because something works on one system doesn't mean it will work on another. In order to give you any more help you will need to run the app from terminal and post what you get on the thread. Open terminal and run
Code:
wine "c:/where/the/file/is"
if there are spaces be sure to put a "\" or it won't work.(ex: c:/Program\ Files/Ubisoft/Far\ Cry/FarCry.exe)

To install the latest wine open terminal and run
Code:
wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Code:
sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/feisty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Code:
sudo apt-get install wine
if you do this there shouldn't have any problem. If you do then it's not you there's something else at work. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:34 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=jfallows;2885389]/QUOTE]
Dear snares
many thanks for your very informative response.
I will be trying this tomorrow and we (I) will see.
I greatly appreciate your assistance.
many thanks
Jon.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 12:48 AM   #8
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One step closer....

I too have been furiously trying everything I can think of to make Cashbook work, and managed to get the latest version (5.02)to install. The problem now is that when you open the program, you have the choices of New, Open or Restore. You can click on any of them, but when you press Ok or even Cancel, no response. I ended up closing that dialog and selected File Open and realized that I can't see my network drives, which is where the actual cashbook file resides.
So I copied it into the wine folder so I could see it, and lo and behold it converted the files to the new format.
Problem now is that although it converted them, I now can't do anything with them as none of the buttons/links work.

I also tried opening from the dropdown menus, only to get "Not enough memory to run...." etc.

Any help would be appreciated, the software can be downloaded from http://www.acclaimsoftware.com.au

Thanks (hopefully) in advance
Wayne

Last edited by stbcomp; 03-19-2008 at 01:00 AM.
 
  


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