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I have wine build 20040716 installed in slackware 9.1. I successfully unpacked the tarball, if I want to run notepad what would the command be to run notepad? I have windows 98 installed on another partition on the same hard drive, what windows programs can be ported to wine I would really appreciate a general idea of how to get started.
Well that depends on where notepad is installed. There is a version of notepad included anyway which can be run by:
but why anyone would want to run notepad on Wine I have no idea.
If your windows partition is /dev/hda1 and you mount it to /mnt/hda then I imagine notepad would be at:
/mnt/hda/Windows/notepad.exe and so can be run with:
but obviously that needs altering to suit your path and environment.
You also need to work on your punctuation; that last sentence is horrible.
Perhaps this is not true in the case of Wine, but the usual way to compile a program from source are these steps:
<su to root>
However, doing it this way might make it difficult to remove the program later, since the files are spread out on your file system. Some Makefiles will provide an uninstall target, so that one can use make uninstall to remove the files. Now, this would of course require you to keep the source which one might not always want to do. So, the alternative way is to use the very nice program checkinstall instead of the make install:
<su to root>
checkinstall can make rpm, deb, and tgz packages. Works like a charm
Originally posted by Bebo Perhaps this is not true in the case of Wine, but the usual way to compile a program from source are these steps:
<su to root>
However, doing it this way might make it difficult to remove the program later, since the files are spread out on your file system. Some Makefiles will provide an uninstall target, so that one can use make uninstall to remove the files.
No, it's not how Wine does it. Wine uses a script called wineinstall in the tools subdirectory. And compiling software generally doesn't make it hard to remove if you know what you're doing. Whilst a few more complicated programs spread themselves out, most go no further than putting a folder in the /usr/shared directory and a binary in /usr/bin. Occasionally you get a library in /usr/lib but even so, to remove the whole thing is a case of:
rm -rf `whereis wine`
I also want to add (and I mean no disrespect) that I think you [Paul62] have chosen the wrong distribution for a beginner. Whilst I believe Slackware to be the best distro, and it's the only one I've ever been truly happy with, I think you'll find something more geared towards the novice user to be much better to find your feet with linux. Slackware requires mainly manual configuration, whereas something like Mandrake or Fedora will have a lot of tools to do the job for you.
Originally posted by Bebo What does that have to do with whether you do an ordinary make install or a checkinstall?
I apologise, I missed that bit of your post. Actually, this wasn't supposed to end up as an argument about install methods, I was initially just trying to demonstrate that it isn't hard to remove a normally installed program if you know how to make use of "output as input" (which is a phrase I've just coined...what's it really called?!)