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Old 09-13-2003, 12:28 PM   #1
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Unable to find/use Installed Packages in Vector Linux.


I got a package for Wine from my Red Hat CD, converted it to the tgz format in Vector Linux and installed it. Now I am unable to find it in either my start menu or my desktop icon. Please assist in using this package.

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Old 09-13-2003, 04:16 PM   #2
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Build it from the source. Converting packages is generally not a good idea, things like desktop integration won't work correctly
 
Old 09-13-2003, 04:42 PM   #3
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Build it from the source. Converting packages is generally not a good idea, things like desktop integration won't work correctly
Thanks this is very good to know. What does the term - build it from source exactly mean. I am very new to this. So a detailed basic explanation will greatly help.

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Old 09-13-2003, 04:48 PM   #4
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Download the .tar.gz file for the latest release, run ./tools/wineinstall from the new directory.

On second thoughts, i'd learn a bit more about linux before playing with wine like this.......
 
  


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