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Old 01-22-2004, 07:49 PM   #1
r_jensen11
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winex - incomplete install?


I've tried, and tried again, but for some reason I can't get winex to install completely. I'm using the CVS version, but the furthest I've gotten was for /usr/local/lib to get filled up. After that, it fails to create the directories for the pseudo c:\ and windows folders. I've run ./tools/wineinstall as both user(ran it as user first), and after that failed to finish, I SU'ed, and then ran it. Basically, after you tell it where to install the C\ folder, it doesn't install anything.

Could anybody give me a step-by-step instruction for the CVS build for how you installed it? This is really starting to make me upset. If this doesn't work, I'll end up using standard wine.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 07:55 PM   #2
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Edit: Oh, yeah, I almost forgot:
If you do ./tools/wineinstall, how do you UNINSTALL it? I know I had some files in /usr/local/lib before the install, and I don't know which files those were, or if winex decided to install anywhere else as well.

Never mind the uninstall, I figured it. But I would still like assistance with installing winex (CVS version) properly.

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Old 01-22-2004, 10:10 PM   #3
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well what exactly is the problem though ... do you see errors or anything? like you say that after you specify the fake c it doesn't install anything, but what do you mean? does it error out at this step, or does it just hang and do nothign, or what is it?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:56 PM   #4
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I removed winex and trying to reinstall it again. From my memory, and this part is very sharp, here's what happened:

It gets all the way through the install, then asks me where I'd like my pseudo C:\ to be. I choose where, and then it issues an error saying that the location doesn't exist(and it's not, until the installer INSTALLS it....). Well, it just decides to crash there, and nothing proceeds. I'm expecting the same thing to happen again after this install, but who knows....

Anyone know where the log would be for this? I searched all throughout /var/log, but couldn't find anything for this. If winex doesn't install well within 24 hours, I'm going to have to use wine.


Oh yeah, I, for some reason(after reading instructions from some 3rd party website), somehow forced OpenGL into the ./configure stage. However: I performed rm -r winex, deleting all of the winex files I downloaded. Then I redownloaded via cvs, and it still thinks that OpenGL is being forced into it. There's some prompt saying "Before reporting bugs, *undo the force OpenGL command stuff*". Anyone know how to get it out of the ./configure?
 
Old 01-23-2004, 06:33 AM   #5
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It gets all the way through the install, then asks me where I'd like my pseudo C:\ to be. I choose where, and then it issues an error saying that the location doesn't exist(and it's not, until the installer INSTALLS it....). Well, it just decides to crash there, and nothing proceeds. I'm expecting the same thing to happen again after this install, but who knows....
by any chance when it crashes here, does it say something along the lines of {HOME}/.transgaming/c does not exist ?
because i had this same issue the other day, and even if i make that directory it still errors at this stage ...
and with that said i have no idea what to say, cause i gave up on it the other day ... all i want to do is run steam for my counter-strike so i am just going to install regular wine (when i get around to it) , but if that is the error, then someone else is going to have to take that one, cause i had no point to try to correct it cause i know regular wine will do what i want, and some say its better (for what i want to do) ...
maybe its just a bug in this cvs release ... i am not sure ..
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:09 AM   #6
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by any chance when it crashes here, does it say something along the lines of {HOME}/.transgaming/c does not exist ?
Exactly. Even if I change the directory to $[HOME]/C it doesn't create the directory. And I tried to install the slackware package, but I guess I forgot to remove the old wine settings, so that thing doesn't know where my c:\ is, and I don't know if that got installed or not. For some reason I've having a bad time finding any useful logs. I ran installpkg *Wine package*, but I don't know where the bloody log is. I'm thinking of uninstalling it, then removing every ./wine directory I have on my computer, and reinstall the wine package. I still have the winex install package on my system, awaiting the 'make install' command, I'm thinking perhaps I have to overwrite regular wine with winex. But if I do, I'm not going to bother, it'd be too much of a headache for a novice like me.

ALL I WANT TO DO IS PLAY CIVILIZATION 2 ON LINUX!!!!
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:07 PM   #7
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Okay, so when I ran Wine*blah*.tgz it failed to even create a single .wine directory in either /root/ or /home/*my user*

So I ran removepkg Wine*blah*.tgz, and now I'm attempting to install via wine's source code. I shall inform you upon my progress, if there is any.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:41 PM   #8
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For what it's worth, I spent about an hour toying with the CVS version before I broke down and gave Transgaming their damn fifteen dollars. The "registered" version untarred and ran beautifully out of the box. I really wish they'd have a little documentation for the CVS version to help you get started, but then again I suppose that's not in their best interests.

Winex doesn't use or create any ".wine" directories by default. ".transgaming" is used instead.

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Old 01-23-2004, 10:46 PM   #9
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For what it's worth, I spent about an hour toying with the CVS version before I broke down and gave Transgaming their damn fifteen dollars. The "registered" version untarred and ran beautifully out of the box. I really wish they'd have a little documentation for the CVS version to help you get started, but then again I suppose that's not in their best interests.

Winex doesn't use or create any ".wine" directories by default. ".transgaming" is used instead.

Regards,
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Well, it didn't make .transgaming either. It only created files in /usr/lib, nowhere else. And when I tried the standard wine from the source(Compiled it myself), all it does is place files with the tag of *.so in my /usr/local/lib directory. I looks like it might be the files used to install the program, but it just won't actually do the damn install. Sorry for the vulgarity, but I'm just getting really upset about this. I don't want to have to reformat my system(Although I do see plus-es, like choosing not to install Gnome, etc)
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:00 PM   #10
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I don't know how, but it installed properly. I had to copy some files from one of my XP machines' C:\Windows\System32\, and now Civilization 2 runs. However: It runs extremely slow, and whenever there's a dialoge box that pops up, this error shows up in the console:
Code:
err:win:WIN_GetWindowLong - replaced invalide offset 10 with 8
Edit: I'm running Wine, not WineX. And Civilization 2 is running slower than molassas in a Minnesotan winter.

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