Hi there -
I'm trying to install winex (the latest source via CVS) on Mandrake 9.0. Contrary to the popular topic, I'm not having
problems getting winex installed...just a part of winex, and noone else seems to have this particular problem. Not here
or on winex's forums, at least. After running /tools/wineinstall, I
get the success message, but had trouble installing ANYthing I tried - they all gave me "Please make sure a
copy of stdole32.tlb is installed." I searched Transgaming's forums and found that this should be in //System32.
But when I looked in c_drive/windows/system32, there's nothing there! No DLLs, no .tlb files, nothing. It took me
quite a few tries to get the program successfully compiled and installed - on one of these tries I remember having stuff
in //System32, but I haven't been able to repeat it since.
The question-and-answer part of the install process is here:
You are running as root. Do you want a local config file,
file, ~/.wine/config, created?
Found existing /root/.wine/config, if you continue this file will be
overwritten. Continue running wineinstall?
Searching for an existing Windows installation... not found. (no matching /etc/fstab mount entry found)
Windows was not found on your system, so I assume you want
a Wine-only installation. Am I correct?
Configuring Wine without Windows.
Some fake Windows directories must be created, to hold any .ini files, DLLs,
start menu entries, and other things your applications may need to install.
Where would you like your fake C drive to be placed?
(default is /c) ~/.transgaming/c_drive
Configuring Wine for a no-windows install in ~/.transgaming/c_drive...
Created /root/.wine/config using default Wine configuration.
You probably want to review the file, though.
rm -f regapi && ln -s ../../wine regapi
Preparing to install default Wine registry entries...
Installing default Wine registry entries...
Registry entries successfully installed.
Linking root's user registry hive to the global registry...
Installation complete for now. Good luck (this is still alpha software).
If you have problems with WINE, please read the documentation first,
as many kinds of potential problems are explained there.
I've found, thru trial and error, that answering anything other than "~/.transgaming/c_drive" (ex: "/home/me/.transgaming/c_drive",
which would be preferable) when it asks for a fake C: directory is pretty futile - It first makes the
/"root/.wine/config" file, and the path it puts in there for the c: drive isn't absolute, it's "/$HOME/.transgaming/c_drive"
...which, as I'm still running as root, it interprets as "/root/.transgaming/c_drive." There is no pause between the creation of this file and the
installing of the windows directories when I could edit the config file, though. If I have to run as root, I will...not a
terribly big deal. I only put this explanation in here to forstall future questions.
Is there something I should be doing differently in order to get those DLLs installed, and if so, what??