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Old 07-09-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
KerryWales
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Question where to post for help on Linux XP to run .exe app


Hi all.

I have just downloaded "Linux XP" to try out. I want to test it with a particular Windows app.

I have a set up query regarding a "link" to run the .EXE and the properties setting for a "Start In" folder.

Which forum should I use to ask this sort of question on this particular flavour of linux environment.

(Limited knowledge of Linux)

Kerry
 
Old 07-09-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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I think you just asked. The newbie forum here is fine. So ask away in this thread you've started.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 10:31 AM   #3
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Thanks so I'll ask the first point.

I have transferred the app onto the Linux Xp test machine from the W2K system.
Linux XP installation was absolutely tremendous. Picked up everything. Internet and network access is great.

So to test the app. It maintains its .EXE & dll's in one folder and the work files in another (it is a runtime system that uses pcode programs).

so the app is:
\test\bin\runtime.exe

the start file is
\test\data\start.prg

The shortcut target to start the app runs
\test\bin\runtime.exe start.prg

with the start in folder set to
\test\data

I also presume I need to set the search folders for the environment somewhere so it looks in \test\bin for its supporting files.

The program parameter must be a file name (not a path). Under windows this does not matter because of the shortcut settings. Can I do the same unde Linux XP so that I can see if the program works.

Kerry
 
Old 07-09-2008, 09:07 PM   #4
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If that's an MS exe (sounds like it as Unix doesn't use that extension) it can't run natively in Linux. The internal formats are different.
You can install WINE, which will give you an MS type env on top of Linux.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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Or Crossover (codeweavers.com)
This is the commercial port of WINE
 
  


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