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Old 12-04-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
Aeoruuk
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Ubuntu & Wine


I've recently switched to Ubuntu linux and it seems to run very well so far (though I'd like a smaller window manager) but my real problem is in trying to install debian packages, (I assume that's what I ought to do within Ubuntu?)

I'm just confused on what commands to give xterm so that Wine will work (install and run) and what distro of Wine to use. The Debian distro of Wine says it's unstable - in the future will I have to wait for stable debian releases of everything instead of using .tar.gz or .tgz files?

I've installed the Wine files in faulty ways so far, so I think i might need to remove the old installs? I tried dpkg, dselect, apt-get, apt, and synaptic - I'm probably using them all wrong...

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 02:15 AM   #2
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I do believe that Ubuntu Linux uses apt-get and dpkg. What commands have you tried?

man page for dpkg:
http://annys.eines.info/cgi-bin/man/man2html?8+dpkg
 
Old 12-05-2004, 09:00 AM   #3
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# dpkg -i wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 61585 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace wine 0.0.20040716-1.3 (using wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement wine ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine:
wine depends on libwine (= 0.0.20040716-1.3); however:
Package libwine is not installed.
dpkg: error processing wine (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
wine


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I figured it would be easier to get just an im client working than Wine, but no dice:

# dpkg -i aim_1.5.286-2_i386.deb
dpkg-deb: file looks like it might be an archive which has been
dpkg-deb: corrupted by being downloaded in ASCII mode
dpkg-deb: `aim_1.5.286-2_i386.deb' is not a debian format archive
dpkg: error processing aim_1.5.286-2_i386.deb (--install):
subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
aim_1.5.286-2_i386.deb

It says I must go SU for the command to work, and apt-get is saying invalid operation.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 11:58 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Aeoruuk
# dpkg -i wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 61585 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace wine 0.0.20040716-1.3 (using wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement wine ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine:
wine depends on libwine (= 0.0.20040716-1.3); however:
Package libwine is not installed.
dpkg: error processing wine (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
wine
What about the command
Code:
# dpkg -i libwine wine
To install both? When I use urpmi to install packages I am not required to put the version. Could that be the issue? I've never used apt-get or dpkg...
 
Old 12-05-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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# dpkg -i winelib wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb
dpkg: error processing winelib (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
(Reading database ... 61585 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace wine 0.0.20040716-1.3 (using wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement wine ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine:
wine depends on libwine (= 0.0.20040716-1.3); however:
Package libwine is not installed.
dpkg: error processing wine (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:# dpkg -i winelib wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb
dpkg: error processing winelib (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
(Reading database ... 61585 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace wine 0.0.20040716-1.3 (using wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement wine ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine:
wine depends on libwine (= 0.0.20040716-1.3); however:
Package libwine is not installed.
dpkg: error processing wine (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
winelib
wine
root@jk2comp:/home/foot/download # wine
Wine called with no arguments.
Invoking /usr/bin/wine ...

winelib
wine
root@jk2comp:/home/foot/download # wine
Wine called with no arguments.
Invoking /usr/bin/wine ...



I think winelib didnt do anything, but it did install this time, it gave me an error on typing 'wine' (no quotes):

Error: Unable to find winesetup tool:
I am not able to configure Wine.

Please install the "winesetuptk" Debian package.

If you choose to not use winesetup for configuration, then
you can find information on how to prepare a Wine config gile manually
in the Wine README / README.gz file or in the Wine User Guide.

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The Wine page: http://www.winehq.com/site/docs/wine...elper-programs

says:

Once you have successfully extracted the Wine source code tree, change to the main directory of it and then run (as user):

$ ./tools/wineinstall


Doing so will compile Wine, install Wine and configure the Wine environment (either by providing access to a Windows partition or by creating a properly configured no-windows directory environment).


---

I don't know where I'm extracting things and i dont know how to find it to exec it. locate isn't helping me.

The other find tools seem to rarely have any effect at all.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 01:55 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Aeoruuk
# dpkg -i winelib wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb
dpkg: error processing winelib (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
You typed it wrong . It's libwine

Oh, and for locate try using the command
Code:
# updatedb
It updates the index so that you can use locate (at least i know it works for me).

Last edited by student04; 12-05-2004 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 02:18 PM   #7
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Well, I feel stupid.

I tried again, typing:

# dpkg -i libwine wine
dpkg: error processing libwine (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing wine (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
libwine
wine

from my download directory (at least, I typed the first command) but it still did that ^|

I've never really seen any patterns in how Linux installs things, it seems to scatter them all over the HD wherever it pleases. I see more patterns in Windows, even though it sticks things in the most irritatingly remote points of the Registry - it's still putting them all in the same spot (assuming you can log/find out where they are).

Also I can't see .file files, i guess that's intentional, but I still have no idea what's actually on the machine.

EDIT: Also tried this (from download directory):

# dpkg -i libwine wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb
dpkg: error processing libwine (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
(Reading database ... 61585 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace wine 0.0.20040716-1.3 (using wine_0.0.20040716-1.3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement wine ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine:
wine depends on libwine (= 0.0.20040716-1.3); however:
Package libwine is not installed.
dpkg: error processing wine (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
libwine
wine

Last edited by Aeoruuk; 12-05-2004 at 02:20 PM.
 
  


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