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Old 09-19-2003, 10:05 AM   #1
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WINE on RedHat 9?


Well, I have RedHat 9 running smoothly on my box. However, I still need couple of programs to port to Linux before i can get rid of the crashing OS.

I know that WINE lets one install windows programs in Linux. However, I have also read that WINE does not work properly on RedHat 9 and that it was supported only till RedHat 8.0.

Whats the truth about WINE on RH 9???
 
Old 09-19-2003, 10:19 AM   #2
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I never heard anything like that.I know a few people who have successfull working on wine+redhat 9.(this doesnt apply to me.I have installed wine in RH 9,but doesnt work well.I have not spend much time on it though..)
 
Old 09-19-2003, 01:34 PM   #3
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you probably read an outdated article which was once true...it didn't work properly at all on rh9 at one point until they came out with the rpm built for rh9
 
Old 09-19-2003, 01:42 PM   #4
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Ya, i checked out few previous posts in this forum itself. However, couple of them had reported problems with the version that's available for RH 9. Those guys have suggested the use of another wine distribution called the

codeweavers2002xxxx-xxxx.i386.rpm ( i dont remember the exact filename)

I guess i will be discussing more on WINE before actually deciding to install it as it has performance issues.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 02:34 PM   #5
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well both the codeweavers (which is made for office products such as MS Office and Lotus for example) and transgaming winex (which is built primarily for gaming) cost money, and the only real issue with rh9 and wine is THIS and the fix is noted there....
 
Old 09-19-2003, 02:55 PM   #6
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by the way, i just downloaded codeweaver.........lets see what happens ....
 
Old 09-19-2003, 03:17 PM   #7
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I have RH 9 installed yesterday. I tried installing wine from source and then running

./configure
make depend
make
make install

Ran into all kinds of problem couldn't run "wine notepad" so I download the rpm, before doing that though make sure you run "make uninstall" if you installed from source.

Also create the fake_windows directory structure and then install rpm. Worked fine.

Will try to install kazaa now hopefully it will work.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 03:51 PM   #8
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well the news is that i have installed the codeweavers wine.

There was no error during installation. However, I am yet to install an application.

Can anyone tell me or give me the link where i can get solitaire for wine? ...i will keep u guys updated during this process.

thanks
 
Old 09-19-2003, 05:14 PM   #9
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well...friends......i have managed to run mspaint in wine......so now i'll try to install more such small small applications.

will keep u updated.

please keep me updated if there r any special points to be noted.

thanks
 
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you also have to remember coolamit that not all things are done simply by typing wine program.exe
sometimes you have to add dll overrides in your config, or there maybe a certain way to install the certain app to make it work, etc, etc...go to my sig below and browse the frankscorner site and you'll see what i mean....
i'll just leave you with this link for setting up IE 5.5, just to give an example of what i mean..
 
Old 09-20-2003, 04:23 AM   #11
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Ya. DrOzz, you are right...things are not so easy with wine...I tried to run MS-Word 2000 and Windows Media Player with WINE but none of them worked. Winamp 2.79 is running.....but i guess XMMS is better and I dont need Winamp in Linux...

By the way, I would really appreciate, if anyone can send me a link for HowTo's for MS Word.....I have been to frank;s corner..but he there are no tutorials for installing applications.

amit
 
Old 09-20-2003, 04:28 AM   #12
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hey, i noticed the installation method for office 2000...Its right there on frankscorner.org......sorry...my mistake...i've found what i needed....
 
  


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