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Old 07-05-2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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CrossOver office 4.2 - "this application requires the windows installer to run."


Suse 10

I'm trying to run outlook from /opt/cxoffice/bin and receive error:

"this application requires the windows installer to run."

I'm running this as user, not root.

What would cause this? thanks
 
Old 07-06-2006, 12:31 AM   #2
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You'll probably need to install windows installer. You can download it from microsoft.com.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 08:44 AM   #3
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Microsoft provides a windows installer for Linux? I checked microsoft.com and couldn't find Windows Installer for linux. thanks
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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You might want to try Http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/wininstallnt.html

Hope this helps - I haven't tried it.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:13 PM   #5
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minrich thanks for reply

This download is .exe file. I don't believe I would be installing this on linux?
This works for everyone else here in my office except for me...I'm baffled and frustrated!
 
Old 07-06-2006, 06:58 PM   #6
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I don't know about crossover but with wine (which I do use) you just type (command line / in a console) : wine application.exe

Where application is the name of the application such as outlook.exe

It appears from a brief scan of the codeweavers site that the latest versions of CrossOver Office work on a GUI interface - but what dio I know?

cheers
 
Old 07-07-2006, 01:29 PM   #7
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Oh come on? Office isn't for Linux either is it?
Maybe you know something about librarys, needed by programs to run? Thats the point Ms Office might need some librarys from Windows installer to run correctly. Since you provide a kind of MS framework to run Microsoft apps for WINDOWS on linux you can as well install WINDOWS INSTALLER FOR WINDOWS on your linux.

Or since when does Microsoft provide an Office Version for linux??
 
Old 07-07-2006, 02:20 PM   #8
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Quote:
"this application requires the windows installer to run."

I'm running this as user, not root.
If you've installed Outlook, Windows Installer has been installed already.
Chances are, when you run Outlook as root once, this error won't re-occur for you as user.

Background: Under Windows, there are per-user and per-machine installation modes, however, even the per-user installations only work if you're installing as an admin.
 
Old 07-07-2006, 02:35 PM   #9
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Hi chucker8...

I used to work very much with wine and crossover... don't worry... you can do almost everything with wine.. including the windows installer.. and running msi files... I suggest you to:

run wine directily from crossover office... Although you can us Office setup to do it is much better and easy to run from console /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine instmsia.exe....

if you have any trouble installing it it's because wine keep a primitive msiexec.exe in your $HOME/.cxoffice/dotwine/fake_windows/Windows/System32 directory. If this case presents to you then you must to do:

cd $HOME/.cxoffice/dotwine/fake_windows/Windows/System32
mv msiexec.exe msiexec.exe.orig

and try to run again your instmsia.exe


- once you have done.. now you run from command line:

/opt/cxoffice/bin/wine msiexec /i "application.msi" for example:

/opt/cxoffice/bin/wine msiexec /i "g:\Distrib\Lts\Notes651\XP01\Lotus Notes 6.51 es.msi"

and it will work just like windows...

Greetings

Lenux78
 
  


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